Andy Murray is working hard to make his comeback. The former world no. 1 is scheduling his season with care. His goal is to play as many matches as possible in his comeback to competitive tennis. That's why after a busy grass-court season where he has committed to 's-Hertogenbosch, Queen's and Wimbledon, there will be not much time to rest, as he will start the North American swing in Washington at the Citi Open that takes place from 30th July to 5th August.
After that, Murray is expected to play the Rogers Cup in Montreal but could skip Cincinnati in order to give himself a break. 'We chatted about maybe playing a couple of tournaments there start of the summer then maybe not playing as much as close to the U.S.
Open,' Murray revealed in an interview to the Washington Post: 'We kind of look at different things that worked in the past. I can be a little bit more flexible.' Murray underwent a hip injury in January, but he is not new to such situations as in 2013 he had a back surgery.
However, he admitted that this time it was harder because he was forced to take a longer break and because the problem is more complex. He plans to return with a new mentality. 'I’ll enjoy it [tennis] more. I think when you go through an injury like this you realize how much you miss playing, how important it is to you.
I like pressure, I miss that, something that you don’t get in day-to-day life, something that I’ve had as part of my life for, well it’s been 13, 14 years since I became a pro. I miss that, I miss the competition.
There will always be pressure there, but I’ll definitely make sure I enjoy it more and make sure I don’t get too down with a bad result or a tough loss and not get too high when things are going well. Because you never quite know what’s around the corner.
I certainly never anticipated something like this. So I certainly won’t take anything for granted when I come back.' Murray also confirmed he will skip Roland Garros despite he has not unsubscribed from entry list yet.
He could play his first tournament back at the at the Scotstoun Challenger event in Glasgow that takes place from April 30 to May 6 on hard. The entry list deadline is on Wednesday April 25. ALSO READ: Roger Federer and his relationship with losses: 'It was almost painful'