After initially announcing that he would play the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, Andy Murray was forced to give up both the Australian tournaments and Montpellier and Rotterdam events, despite all the expectations of his team and his fans.
"The injury is taking longer than expected to heal" admitted the Briton in a recent interview. It was speculated that Murray could make his come back to the Miami Open, but his current position ( he is the number 128 of the ATP Ranking) would not allow him to directly access the main draw, but he could get a wild-card for the second ATP Masters 1000 of the season.
Murray could participate in some Challengers before going to Queen's, Eastbourne and then to Wimbledon. The next few weeks should serve to clarify the situation, which still seems nebulous, but which perhaps glimpses a light at the end of the tunnel.
In fact, in any case, Murray will come back on a tennis court at least between the Miami Open and the Queen's tournament: within these dates the groin injury suffered during the Davis Cup Finals should be disposed of and the Scot should take back his destiny after the comforting performances of Autumn 2019, culminating with the title victory in Antwerp.
What to expect from his 2020? Especially minutes and important matches to accumulate, recovering physical fitness and confidence, as he was already doing up to Antwerp. Will he be able to return to the top again as during the best years of his career? Difficult, but surely he will have the chance to win other titles and compete with his great rivals, even in the Slams.