Murray on course for Wimbledon slot

Sports | 22 May 2019

Andy Murray is confident of a return to tennis and has hinted at a doubles spot at Wimbledon, inspired by American doubles great Bob Bryan's return from hip surgery.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, 32, in January announced plans to retire after this year's tournament due to injury, expressing doubt he would even make it to the All England Club.

The Scot has now all but ruled out an appearance in the singles draw, nearly four months after surgery on a career-threatening hip problem, but he could be in the men's doubles.

The former world No 1 said there was "very little chance" he would play singles during the grass-court season.

Murray said he was free of pain as he spoke of the example set by Bryan.

"It has been really good so far," he said. "I'm playing lots of golf. I don't have any pain walking around the course and swinging clubs. When I'm on the court hitting it has been perfect.

"If I continue to feel good then I will give it a shot in singles and see what happens. For doubles I am pretty certain I will be able to play."

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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