Saturday 14 December 2019

Murray on the mend

Murray hopes to be back on the court very soon. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Murray hopes to be back on the court very soon. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Andy Murray says his rehabilitation following surgery is proceeding "much better than I expected" and is hoping to be back on court "very soon".

The surprise update on the former world No 1's fitness came in the small hours of Saturday morning as he went on Twitter to say he was happy to answer questions as he dealt with jet-lag following his return from Australia.

Asked how his rehabilitation was going following the operation, which he underwent 12 days ago, Murray said: "Really well. Much better than I expected so far". He said he hoped to be back on court "soon, very soon".

Murray said that fewer mandatory tournaments would help cut the number of injuries suffered by players.

The Scot said he preferred no tie-breaks in the deciding sets at Grand Slam tournaments and was non-committal when asked whether men's singles matches at the majors should be reduced from best-of-five sets to best-of-three.

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