Media were too quick in writing Andy Murray off, says Tim Henman

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Media were too quick in writing Andy Murray off, says Tim Henman

In an interview to Talk Sport, the former world no. 4 Tim Henman commented on Andy Murray's possible comeback to singles. The British player no longer feels pain on his hip. "Media are too quick to write people off because, in 99% of cases, the media don't even know the actual problems that players are dealing with", said the four-time Wimbledon semifinalist.

"It's a private matter. It's been amazing when you reflect over a two year period. It was at Wimbledon in 2017 when he was in so much pain, managing to get to the quarterfinals pretty much on one leg, losing to Sam Querrey in five sets.

The proceeding 18 months were difficult to watch because he was working so hard doing different types of rehabilitation on his hip, but it wasn't working. Finally, when he took the decision to have the major operation … it's been life-changing.

"He had the surgery in January so it’s coming up to six months which is a long time. It’s been great to see him. I think doubles is a great stepping stone for him to then come back out on the singles court. This atmosphere can only help him moving forward.

Murray will have to build momentum from his success at Queen’s but when you’re playing doubles with someone you’ve never played with before it isn’t easy to build that partnership and you’re jumping in the deep end playing at Wimbledon. If they can get through the first match then I think they can build momentum”.