Murray comeback on track for Antwerp
Andy Murray is already in Antwerp preparing to start his fourth straight ATP event, with mother Judy confident her youngest son is fully established on the comeback trail.
The three-time Grand Slam champion will compete next week even as wife Kim prepares to give birth to the couple’s third child over the next days.
“Andy’s there now in Antwerp, we will have to wait and see (on the impending birth),” Judy Murray told AFP.
The noted coach was attending the final weekend of the WTA Upper Austria Ladies tournament and running clinics for children as well as young police officers from the area.
Andy Murray is ranked 289th as he continues his fightback from January’s hip resurfacing.
Ten months after losing in the Australian Open first round and tearfully confessing that he might never play again, the three-time winner at the majors is working his way back to form.
He has returned from Chinese events in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai with a best showing of the Beijing quarters.
“He’s is getting better and better with each match,” former British fed Cup coach Judy said.
“Remember, he only started playing singles again in August.
“A lot of this is about starting to build up match fitness and to be able to recover if you want to play the next match.
“The only way to test that is to put yourself on the match court.
“Andy’s been surviving a lot of long matches over the past few weeks. His goal is to be ready for the start of 2020.
“He’s in a pretty good place, seems to be moving well and getting faster over the weeks.”
Written by Bill Scott for Grandslamtennis.online. To read more visit grandslamtennis.online