ANDY MURRAY’s camp is confident he will make a full recovery and return to his best after playing against Roger Federer in Glasgow last week.
Murray returned to the court for the first time since Wimbledon after a hip injury cut his season short. He has targeted a return in Brisbane at the turn of the year and hopes to be fully fit for the Australian Open.
And his coach Jamie Delgado believes he is on course, and says he suffered no adverse effects from the exhibition match with world No2 Federer.
“His body recovered well after that. We are confident and hopeful that he will be back to his best,” Delgado told Sky Sports.
“We are in the process now of getting ready for a few weeks to get a pre-season block together to get some good players to practise with and pick up that level.
“The plan is to start in Brisbane in the first week of the year, there is a week’s gap between that and the Australian Open.”
Murray has dropped to 16th in the world having not played for over 100 days and will face a tough draw in Australia.
But Delgado said Murray’s spirits were lifted after meeting his fellow professionals in London at the ATP Tour finals.
He said: ”It was great to be back and see all the guys again and also to give him the feel of coming to a tennis event. He hasn’t been to one for a few months.
“He is missing that a lot. He will need that, practising with those guys over the next couple of months to get him ready for next year.”
Murray was out practicing with Dominic Thiem and, despite appearing to limp, was in good spirits. Playing against Roger Federer for surely helped Murray in getting back the momentum.
Roger also praised the fact that how Andy showed up at the charity event & played a full fledged match despite not getting fully fit. He could have deployed someone else to play, given the fact that all the tickets were sold out but the Former World no. 1 showed up & played a fantastic match against Federer.Federer and Murray locked horns last week at Andy Murray Live ahead of this week’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.
He was certainly shocked by how good Andy Murray was during their Charity Match last week & amount of support he was getting from the crowd.
The 30-year-old recently welcomed his second child with wife Kim.
Murray’s brother Jamie also gave an update after the event in Glasgow and thinks he’ll be back on form very soon.
“He seemed to be moving pretty well, I thought,” he said.
“I think his goal is obviously just to get ready for next year and be, you know, fit and healthy for Australia.”