Andy Murray is planning a single comeback in Cincinnati
Former world ranking leader Andy Murray makes an unexpected early comeback in tennis singles. The 32-year-old Briton arrives at the Masters tournament in Cincinnati with a wildcard next week, as he announced on his Facebook page.
After a performance with the American Serena Williams in the mixed competition of Wimbledon in July, the three-time Grand Slam winner had said that he had little hope of a speedy return in singles. Most recently, he was only in double or mixed started.
Murray had to deal with protracted hip problems. In January, the Scot even feared that he would have to end his career. "I would love to play," Murray said, but he needed to plan with foresight. "I do not want to go through another major operation in a few years, I have to make sure that the one I had had as much effect as possible."
The hard court tournament in Cincinnati is also considered as preparation for the US Open in New York. The last Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season begins on the 26th of August.