Great Britain ATP Cup captain Tim Henman has advised Andy Murray to take his time to recover from a pelvic injury and return to the court only when he feels fully healthy and ready. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, suffered a setback at the beginning of the season as he was forced to withdraw from the ATP Cup and Australian Open.
If former world No. 1 Murray doesn't experience any further setbacks, he would kick off his season at an ATP event in Montpellier, which starts on January 03. "I think it should be very black and white,” Henman said, per The Telegraph.
“He doesn’t come back unless he is 100 per cent ready. There is just no point in risking anything. Andy has got a bit of bone bruising in his groin so it is not actually the hip itself,” Henman added. “Is it connected? You would have thought so.
It’s disappointing that he has missed Australia. But if it’s not this year then why not next year?" It remains to be seen if Murray will be ready to return to competitive action at the beginning of February.