The former world No. 12 Paolo Bertolucci believes that Andy Murray is unlikely to play professional tennis again. Murray underwent hip surgery in February in his attempt to have a better quality life and potentially compete again.
"In Australia he was barely walking", Bertolucci recognized speaking in Sky Sport studios on Tuesday. "Once he comes back it will have been two years that he does not play. His game depends a lot on the physical strength so I do not think he has chances."
The fellow expert Raffaela Reggi agrees with Bertolucci: "I have doubts. I know the issue because I have hip injuries too. But coming back is tough. Kuerten, Hewitt dealt with hip issues. He is unlikely to play consistently, he does not just want to just play.
Reggi finally spoke about Matteo Berrettini's potential. The 22-year-old lost to Denis Kudla in the Dubai Open first round, but he has been doing a great job lately making his Davis Cup debut against India on grass. "I like Berrettini, the way he plays, the way he managed to rise on the rankings.
He is doing a great job with his coaches. And there is Fabio Fognini, who in terms of game quality and physical strength should have been in the top 10 since a long time but he is not consistent in terms of results and if you do not achieve it, you cannot raise on the rankings. And it's a shame because on a good day he does things that not many guys can do it."