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Sport Djokovic hopes Murray's resurgence continues in 2020

07:25  29 october  2019
07:25  29 october  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Novak Djokovic is hopeful former world number one Andy Murray can return to being a contender for the top prizes in 2020 . Murray looked set to retire after his elimination from the Australian Open but has instead staged an incredible comeback from hip surgery over the course of the season.

Novak Djokovic said on Monday that he “sincerely hopes ” Andy Murray can continue his comeback from hip surgery and return to the upper echelons of tennis next year. Briton Murray contemplated retirement earlier this season before undergoing a career-saving hip resurfacing operation.

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Novak Djokovic is hopeful former world number one Andy Murray can return to being a contender for the top prizes in 2020.

Murray looked set to retire after his elimination from the Australian Open but has instead staged an incredible comeback from hip surgery over the course of the season.

His remarkable return reached new heights with the defeat of Stan Wawrinka in the European Open final this month, earning him a first ATP Tour trophy in over two years.

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray are posing for a picture: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in preparation for the Australian Open © Getty Images Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic in preparation for the Australian Open

Djokovic enjoyed an impressive record against Murray, who has won only 11 of their 36 meetings.

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Novak Djokovic said on Monday that he "sincerely hopes " Andy Murray can continue his comeback from hip surgery and return to the upper echelons of tennis next year. "I sincerely hope so. I hope that he can be in contention for the top spots because tennis would profit from that and benefit," said

Djokovic said that he "sincerely hopes " Murray can return to the upper echelons of tennis next year. Murray contemplated retirement earlier this season before undergoing a career-saving hip resurfacing operation. Murray claimed his first ATP title since March 2017 earlier this month with victory over Stan

The current world number one, who will lose his status to Rafael Nadal at the start of November regardless of their respective displays at the Paris Masters, is now looking forward to Murray continuing his resurgence next year.

"I sincerely hope so," Djokovic told a news conference at the ATP Masters event, when asked if world number 128 Murray could rediscover the form that took him to three grand slam titles.

"I hope that he can be in contention for the top spot because tennis would profit from that and benefit. Because we know how big of a legacy he left behind and he is still creating for himself.

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"Knowing what he has been through in the last three years, it was really nice to see him win a title after a long time. Only he knows the adversities that he had to face physically but also mentally.

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Novak Djokovic said on Monday that he "sincerely hopes " Andy Murray can continue his comeback from hip surgery and return to the upper echelons of tennis next year.

Djokovic hopes Murray ' s resurgence continues in 2020 . Andy Murray fully deserves his success in 2019, says Novak Djokovic , who is hopeful the former world number one can return to his best in 2020 .

"I know the discipline and the ethics that he has and how hardworking he is, so he definitely deserves it. And I would definitely wish him all the best."

While Nadal will replace Djokovic as number one in the rankings on November 4, the Serbian can still end the year in top spot, though it will likely require him to win all his matches in Paris and at the ATP Finals in London.

"I'm not thinking about it in that way. But I am in the race for number one with Rafa. He's in a much better position, but I hope I can do well in this tournament," Djokovic, who will face Dusan Lajovic or Corentin Moutet in his first match in Paris.

"I've historically played really well indoors in Paris and also London, but it doesn't depend on me.

"So I cannot really focus too much on what he is doing or other players. I'll try to kind of get the most out of my performances and see where it takes me.

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"In order to have a chance for year-end number one, I have to win all of my matches until the end of the season. But also it depends on [Nadal], how he does."

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