World no. 126 and a former Major champion Andy Murray has produced one of the biggest comebacks of the season, unsure about his tennis future back in January and closing the action with an ATP title in Antwerp. A former world no.
1 had to undergo the second hip surgery this January, working slowly on the comeback and making a rather remarkable one, winning the doubles title at Queen's in June with Feliciano Lopez before switching focus on more challenging singles duties.
As was expected, the results were not there all the time but Andy stayed focused and determined to get back where he belongs, embracing the Asian swing in Zhuhai, Beijing and Shanghai before the last event of the season in Antwerp.
In Belgium, Murray claimed the first ATP title since Dubai 2017, ousting Stan Wawrinka in the final and celebrating both the crown and one of the most emotional moments of his career after everything he has been through in the last two and a half years.
Becoming a father for the third time recently, Andy spent well-deserved offseason with his family, planning to make a trip to Miami where he usually trains ahead of the new season, preparing for the ATP Cup that starts in 20 days.
Still, Murray had to postpone that USA trip, struggling with a groin injury ever since the Davis Cup Finals and needing more time to recover and start hitting with full power again. Andy hopes to get back to the court within a week, doing his best to get back at 100% ahead of the ATP Cup where Great Britain plays against Bulgaria, Belgium and Moldova in Sydney.
After that, Andy should compete at the Australian Open, hoping to get the main draw wild card as a multiple Melbourne finalist and a hero from 2019 and that crazy clash against Roberto Bautista Agut.