‘Now I don’t have any limitations on what I can’t do’: Andy Murray pleased with singles comeback and is targeting Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January
- Andy Murray is looking to make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open
- It was that event at the start of 2019 that Murray last played singles at a Major
- He competed at Wimbledon in doubles but is now focused purely on singles
Andy Murray has targeted the Australian Open in January as he looks to make his return as a singles player at a Grand Slam.
Murray has not featured at a Major since losing in Melbourne earlier this year in a five-set thriller to Roberto Bautista-Agut.
The former world No 1 was given gushing tributes from fellow players with many unsure if, after he had surgery on his hip, he would be able to regain enough fitness to compete once again at the highest level.
Andy Murray is targeting the Australian Open in January to make his Grand Slam singles return
Murray accepted a wildcard into the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and is stepping up his schedule after he dropped down to Challenger level to try and regain some momentum as a singles player.
And while he opted out of entering the US Open last month, Murray feels in the next few months he can prepare himself physically to be able to compete with the game’s best in Australia.
‘Now I don’t have any limitations on what I can’t do,’ Murray told the Guardian.
The former world No 1 has dropped to Challenger level but is confident in his fitness right now
‘I am certainly still a little bit slow in terms of where I would like to get to. I’m thinking that in the next four or five months that is going to get better.
‘The initial stages of the rehab were unbelievably slow. There were a lot of limitations. Just getting back to walking takes time and the exercises were incredibly basic but after six to eight weeks I was doing a lot of stuff.
‘I was playing golf again and that was only eight to 10 weeks after surgery – so it has been brilliant so far.’