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Cautious Murray ‘unlikely’ to take part in US Open singles

Andy Murray

Recovery: Andy Murray


 

Andy Murray is almost certain to skip the US Open despite making progress from a hip injury that appeared just six months ago to have ended his career.

His mixed doubles partnership with Serena Williams lit up Wimbledon, but the prospect of a fairytale comeback for the Scot was ended when they lost to top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar 6-3 4-6 6-2.

There was no disgrace for the rookie pairing in the loss, and Murray will have taken great confidence from his return to competitive action at the All-England Club. It’s the first time in two years he has appeared at SW19 having undergone career-saving hip surgery nearly six months ago.

Murray will continue to take a cautious approach to his recovery and admitted that playing singles at the US Open in September was “pretty unlikely”.

In the wake of the defeat, he said: “I think I achieved a lot. I got on the court and considering the lack of matches, I did OK. The most positive thing is that my body felt good.”



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