Andy Murray could make his comeback to the Tour by playing in a new, soon-to-be-launched Challenger tournament in May, to be held in the opening week of the French Open. Murray, who was set to make his comeback at the start of the 2018 season, was forced to postpone his plans and underwent hip surgery.
He had stated that he would return during the grass season in June. In case of Murray's participation in an ATP Challenger tournament, it would be the first time since 2005 that the former world no. 1 would be making his way back to the second-rung of the ATP professional circuit.
According to Daily Mail, Murray has had talks with the Lawn Tennis Association over holding a new tournament, which would mean setting a plan for financial resources: with prize money as less as £39,000 (equivalent to around $53,000), with the venue being speculated to be indoors (hard courts) at the Loughborough University.