Coach Jamie Delgado: Andy Murray pushing himself to limits this offseason

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Coach Jamie Delgado: Andy Murray pushing himself to limits this offseason

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has been pushing himself to the limits this offseason, according to his coach Jamie Delgado. The former world No. 1 is targeting a strong offseason as he would like to return to his old form in 2019.

After being sidelined for almost a year because of a hip issue, Murray returned to competitive action at the Queen's Club in June.

The Briton played six tournaments before he called it season at the end of September. The 31-year-old's last appearance came at the Shenzhen Open -- where he lost to Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the quarter-final.

Most importantly, Murray managed to conclude the 2018 season healthy and without any further hip problems. Murray was extremely cautious not to make a mistake and hit the sidelines again. The former world No. 1 called it a season prematurely to focus on the offseason.

Murray has been working hard in Miami in recent days. The three-time Grand Slam champion still isn't where he would like to be.

Murray is expected to open his 2019 campaign in the opening week of the season at the Brisbane International.

The Brisbane event could serve as a great preparation for the Australian Open as the event has gathered a strong player field. Murray is expected to be joined by fellow superstar and 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in Brisbane.

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