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Sport Henman hoping Murray can mount Grand Slam challenge once again

16:30  13 october  2019
16:30  13 october  2019 Source:   uk.sports.yahoo.com

Impressive Murray beats Berrettini

  Impressive Murray beats Berrettini Andy Murray recorded the biggest win so far of his comeback, beating world No 13 Matteo Berrettini 7-6 7-6 in a high-class first-round match at the China Open.The former British No 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion was handed a tough test when the draw paired him with the talented Italian, who was seeded eighth and reached the US Open semi-finals last month.

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Andy Murray has said he is planning to end his tennis career at Wimbledon this summer, but the upcoming Australian Open could be his final tournament.

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British tennis legend Tim Henman is crossing his fingers that Andy Murray will be able to challenge for the Grand Slams again next year as he continues his comeback from hip surgery.

The two-time Wimbledon champion earned his first singles victory at tour level since January with a three-set win over Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the Zhuhai Championships in China.

It was the step on the long road of recovery for Murray, who underwent a major resurfacing operation on his hip earlier this year after the problem almost forced him to retire.

Murray's Beijing run comes to an end

  Murray's Beijing run comes to an end Andy Murray's run at the China Open has ended in the quarter-finals with a straight-sets defeat to Dominic Thiem. Murray took the top seed to a second-set tie break in Beijing before his challenge ended in a 6-2 7-6 (7-3) defeat.The former world number one, however, will be encouraged by his display and his tournament as he bids to return to the top level of tennis after surgery on his hip earlier this year.

A performance rated as "three out of 10" would not usually be enough to win anything in any sport, but it proved just about enough to earn Andy Murray his first victory of the year, a messy 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 defeat of the Italian qualifier Paolo Lorenzi at the Australian Hardcourt Championships here at Memorial

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The former world No.1 began his comeback in doubles tournaments, winning Queen’s alongside Feliciano Lopez, before starting to play Challenger Tour singles events in August.

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And having claimed his first ATP Tour triumph since the Brisbane International on New Year’s Day, Henman revealed his admiration for the way Murray has gradually eased himself back.

“He started back on the practice court doing a lot of static stuff, then he was ready to get on the doubles court and played amazing at Queens to win with Feliciano Lopez,” said Henman, speaking as part of Jaguar's official vehicle partnership with Wimbledon, which saw the Jaguar ambassadors lead a tennis masterclass for a group of Ace Pace competition winners.

Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai

  Murray gets favourable draw, Federer faces test in Shanghai A wildcard at the Shanghai Masters, Andy Murray was given a favourable draw at the ATP 1000 tournament.Murray, continuing his comeback after hip surgery, accepted a wildcard into the ATP 1000 tournament, and the Brit will meet a qualifier in his opener.

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Six different champions from the six Grand Slam singles events played so far in 2012. It's the first murray will never win a grand slam because of his previous defeats. he will never overcome that "After the thrashing of Federer at the Olympics, he'll be confident of winning again in the semi-final

“He built it up again at Wimbledon and with some singles matches in America in the hard court season and he is now looking to play in Asia and Europe to finish off the year.

“Hopefully he’ll continue to see that progression – there’s no doubt that his tennis game is always going to be there, so it’s much more about his fitness, strength, endurance and speed.

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“If he can continue to improve that then fingers crossed he can be challenging for major titles in 2020. We certainly hope he can get back up to the level of the top three players.”

Such was the extent of Murray’s pain earlier this year, the former British No.1 admitted he first round defeat in the Australian Open could have been his final ever match.

His post-match interview included a video montage of his contemporaries paying tribute to him in what seemed like a farewell – but Henman said it is always foolish to write-off Murray.

Murray masters Londero in Shanghai, Shapovalov sets up Djokovic duel

  Murray masters Londero in Shanghai, Shapovalov sets up Djokovic duel Andy Murray battled back after losing the first set to Juan Ignacio Londero and reached the second round of the Shanghai Masters. Murray was impressive in making the quarter-finals of the China Open, where his run was ended by Dominic Thiem following a gruelling contest with compatriot Cameron Norrie in which the Scot appeared a spent force in the second set.The former world number one, a three-time winner in Shanghai, needed to work just as hard to see off Londero, who won the first set but could not complete what would have been a memorable victory as Murray prevailed 2-6 6-2 6-3 in an engrossing battle.

When Henman and Barker challenged Murray on Djokovic’s mental state, given that the 12-times Grand Slam winner had appeared angry with the Despite the stick he took previously, everything about Murray ’s performance on Thursday suggested if the question had been put to him again , the

Henman is waiting to see how Murray will manage the build-up to the US Open, stressing that he needs to be as close to peak condition as possible if he is to mount a strong challenge at Flushing Meadows. "Hopefully he can regain that fitness and start challenging for the biggest titles again .

“At the Australian Open it was other players and tennis officials who were having a farewell for him, but it wasn’t actually him saying ‘this is a done deal’,” said Henman.

“Then obviously going through the procedure to have the big, major knee operation – hopefully it has given him a second chance, but only time will tell.

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“When you reflect to Wimbledon 2017 when he was really struggling with his hip, he got through to the quarter-finals against Sam Querrey on basically one leg.

“He hasn’t really played properly for almost two and a half or three years. If you think of that in the context of his age, he probably hasn’t played properly since he was 29 or 30.

“Only time will tell what happens from here. But perhaps this will give him a little bit of an opportunity of extending his career, if he’s fit and healthy again.”

Henman was speaking at a Jaguar Tennis Masterclass at Wimbledon, where he provided a coaching session to 24 lucky competition winners alongside Milos Raonic and Katie Boulter.

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With Wimbledon head coach Dan Bloxham overseeing proceedings, the training session provided a chance for the Jaguar Ambassadors to engage with their fans and deliver 1-2-1 tennis tips.

Murray irked by Fognini 'hindrance' in fiery Shanghai clash

  Murray irked by Fognini 'hindrance' in fiery Shanghai clash Fabio Fognini came out on top against Andy Murray after the pair were embroiled in a heated altercation at the Shanghai Masters.An irritated Andy Murray accused Fabio Fognini of "hindrance" in their fiery second-round clash at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

Tim Henman has urged Andy Murray to show his aggressive side in attempting to win a second Wimbledon title.

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And at the scene of one of Murray’s greatest achievements – his first Olympic gold at London 2012 – Henman expects the prospect of more success at Tokyo 2020 will be high on his list of goals.

“The Olympics is another great thing – obviously he’s won double Olympic gold in London and Rio, but he’d like to go for the hat-trick next time round in Tokyo,” he said.

“It’s another great opportunity and something to work towards, but in the short-term fingers crossed he can be competing 100 per cent fit and healthy.”

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MIKE DICKSON: Andy Murray is no normal athlete... his remarkable comeback to win the European Open will rank alongside his best victories .
MIKE DICKSON: Having witnessed Andy Murray emerge from a Scottish backwater to break the mould of underachieving British tennis I should have known better.  Having seen him break countless opponents over the years by sheer force of will I should have realised that, when his face creased into tears during that famous press conference at the Australian Open, he was not entirely finished, even though he suggested so himself.

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