Monday, May 20, 2019
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Andy Murray admits his expectations ‘aren’t massively high’ after injury

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Andy Murray has admitted he not be capable of getting returning to his best level as he prepares another from hip problems.

The 30-year-old has been sidelined since Wimbledon and was clearly still not 100% on a one-set exhibition against Roberto Bautista Agut in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

But Murray was sufficiently content with how he felt within the 6-2 loss that you follow his promises to check out Australia and play on this week’s Brisbane International.

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He could make his comeback against either Ryan Harrison or Leonardo Mayer after being given a first-round bye.

Now ranked No16 on the planet after his long lay-off, Murray’s targets to your new season, and potentially the entire content of his career, have changed markedly from Calendar year ago.

The three-times grand slam champion said: “My expectations aren’t massively high now since i haven’t played for way too long.

“I prefer to love playing again, I’ve really missed it the previous 6 months or more. You re-evaluate what’s important to you.

“I need to be capable to play tennis. I can’t mind whether it is 30 on the earth level. I will think itrrrs great being No1 in the world level nonetheless would like to play. When that’s taken away from you finding out, you realise how important it is actually. I’m just hoping I am able to resume a level where I can be really competitive.

“I need to get returning to playing my best tennis and winning the greatest tournaments however, if I wouldn’t, I’m At ease with that.”

Murray limped through his Wimbledon campaign, having first felt the condition over the French Open in June, brilliant title defence ended having a quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey.

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He made an aborted seek to return at the US Open, extracting two days until the start of the tournament, with his fantastic only public on-court appearances are exhibitions against Roger Federer in November and Bautista Agut.

Murray improved through the set about the Spaniard but a limp continued to be a lot in evidence and that he appeared hampered when got out on his forehand side. However the Scot insisted he could be fit enough at the least to begin his campaign in Brisbane, when using the Australian Open couple of weeks away.

“Unless tips over another 1 week, I would not see myself not playing due to my hip,” said Murray. “I feel I’ve got to play matches to determine where by it’s at. Practising and doing everything in the gym is wonderful but playing matches is precisely what Now i need.”

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