Murrays comeback

Andy Murray has announced that he will be returning to the court at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington next week after a ten week break from ATP Tour action.

The 20 year old British number 1 has been out of action since injuring his wrist at the Hamburg Masters in May, and as a result was forced to miss both the French Open and Wimbledon.

Murray feels that the break from competition has given him an opportunity to do some fitness training.  This has actually improved on his condition more than he would have been able to do had he been competing in tournaments.

He said “You can get match-fit by playing loads of matches, but you are not really getting physically stronger.” In the past 10 weeks he has had the chance to concentrate specifically on building up fitness.

Murray has said that this could give him an advantage on the other players who have not had the opportunity to do the same.

He has also said that all this extra conditioning work he has done should benefit him significantly on the hot American hardcourt season ahead of him leading up to the US Open.

Murray had been using lightweight balls in training due to his injury, but his rehabilitation has now been stepped up. The world no 14 travelled to the United States last weekend where he was training at Florida’s Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy with coach, Brad Gilbert, ahead of the Washington tournament which begins on Monday 30 July.

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