Having won his last tennis tournament at the Dubai Tennis Championships in March 2017, Andy Murray suffered a major setback after being hit by a number of injuries between then and now. The most derailing injury was on the hip for which he underwent two surgeries in January 2018 and January 2019.
During the first Grand Slam of the year, Andy Murray retired in the middle of a game due to what he called considerable pain at a post-game press conference. He further said that he was considering retirement at the Wimbledon but unluckily did not make it to the tournament.
The former World No.1 has yielded positives since making a return to the tennis court after career threatening successive hip surgeries. He first made it to the Quarter Finals of the China Open and on Sunday in Antwerp, Belgium he managed to make it to finals of the European Open.
Not only did the 32-year-old just advance to the final but also managed to make a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 comeback in a 3-set thriller against Stan Wawrinka. This was Murray’s first singles’ title in nearly two years since March 2017.
In an interview after the game Murray said, “It means a lot, the last few years have been extremely difficult. I did not expect to be in this position at all. I am happy, very happy.”
Murray, a three times Grand Slam winner who once rubbed shoulders with the top 3 of the game that is Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be looking at making a Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January 2020.
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Author: Katende Basajjabaka
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