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Murray says pelvic injury won't disrupt off-season training

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Tour 1 Dec 2019
  • Murray reveals back/groin injury kept him out of Davis Cup
  • Former No. 1 is confident of a swift recovery
Andy Murray (PA Images)

Andy Murray is still on track for a full off-season training block in preparation for the Australian summer of tennis, despite struggling with injury during last week’s Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.

Murray prevailed in a gruelling three hour slugfest against Tallon Griekspoor in Great Britain’s first tie against Netherlands, but wasn’t selected for the remainder of the tournament.

Andy Murray watching Davis Cup from the sidelines (PA Images)
Speaking ahead of his Amazon Prime documentary release (Andy Murray: Resurfacing), the former World No. 1 said he was battling a niggling around his groin and back.

"I had a bit of an issue with my groin, pelvis," Murray told reporters. “I wanted to play but I wasn't allowed to risk it. I took the final decision but I’m obviously speaking to my physio, doctor, speaking to Leon [Smith]."


Murray said he was unsure of when he sustained the injury after he taking a fortnight’s break after winning the European Open title in Antwerp - his first title since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery.

"I had noticed it a little bit a couple of days in the build-up so I didn't know..." he said. "I took 12 days off or something and didn't hit any balls, and then I slowly built up till Madrid and then started practicing hard."

The Scot, who recently welcomed his third child with wife Kim, is hoping to begin his traditional off-season training block in Miami ahead of the Australian summer.

"I guess the good thing about stopping when I did was that it’s mild, so it shouldn’t be long," Murray said of his injury.

Murray climbed to World No. 126 after winning the Antwerp title and his set to represent Great Britain in the inaugural ATP Cup in January.

The 32-year-old will then turn his attention to the Australian Open, which is scheduled to be his first Grand Slam since his comeback from hip surgery.


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