Andy Murray's tennis playing fate is on the line

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Andy Murray's tennis playing fate is on the line

"I don't want to rush anything or put a timeline on my recovery. I'm going to listen to my body and step back on the court to compete when the time is right," Andy Murray had said earlier in his stream of recovery from hip surgery back in January of 2019.

He would actually win a few tournaments afterwards in October being the first ATP title since returning on tour at the European Open in Belgium. Before winning the title he had serious thoughts of retiring but didn't want to give up too soon on his changes of returning on tour and getting the rewards.

He would also win a doubles title with Feliciano Lopez of Spain at London's Queen's Club in June. "This is one of the biggest wins I've had after everything, so I'm very proud," Murray said with a big wide grin not only on his European title but defeating Stan Wawrinka.

Murray had played doubles for a while and then singles in August. But now things are different. Just as he'd thought things were coming together with his game and health, he'd face a setback a few months ago. He'd developed bruising in the pelvic area, causing him to pull out of the ATP Cup and now the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.

There was the thought of the pelvic injury being in connection with the hip surgery but at this point Murray hasn't gotten the green light anymore on continuing to play on tour. He will have to give the Montpelier and Rotterdam tournaments a miss and now activities have been pushed back to next month or even March.

The time has come for the Brit to listen to his body, rest and listen to his mind and doctors if the injuries sustained will be at any healing condition to even continue to play or go on tour again.