Andy Murray still set to play in Australian Open despite cancelling two-week training retreat in Miami
- Andy Murray has cancelled plans to go on a two-week training block in Miami
- The Scot has altered plans due to lingering discomfort in his groin area
- Murray does still intend to play at the Australian Open and will leave after Xmas
- His fitness trainer Matt Little points out his hip surgery may result in extra stress
Andy Murray still expects to play in Australia next month, despite abandoning plans to go through a two-week training block in Miami.
The 32 year-old Scot changed his build-up plans due to lingering discomfort in the groin area related to the bruised pelvis that restricted his participation in November’s Davis Cup finals to one match.
He is continuing with his full repertoire of off court training but, with it being a relatively short trip anyway, decided against heading to Florida and is expected to return to practice in the next week.
Andy Murray still intends to play in the Australian Open despite cancelling his training trip
Murray has been going through daily exercises with his trainer Matt Little at Queen’s
While not apparently serious, the issue is a reminder that it may not all be plain sailing for him next season, despite his highly encouraging results during the autumn.
As his fitness trainer Matt Little recently pointed out, his hip surgery may result in extra stress being put on other parts of the body as he compensates for the changes in his body.
Murray plans to leave just after Christmas for Sydney, where Great Britain – under the captaincy of Tim Henman – will be participating in the inaugural 24-nation ATP Cup, with the opening group match against Bulgaria scheduled for January 3.
Murray recently abandoned plans to go through a two-week training block in Miami
But the 32-year-old has been working hard to get back to top fitness levels ahead of the event
Someone who is in Miami is Kyle Edmund, who is practising with his new coach, Argentinian Franco Davin, whose other clients have included Juan Martin Del Potro.
Edmund was the outstanding performer for Great Britain in the team’s run to the Davis Cup semi-finals, but due to the somewhat artificial selection rules for the new competition cannot play in the ATP Cup.
This is because the line-ups were decided purely on rankings late on in the season, and he was not placed high enough at the time. Jamie Murray’s regular partner Neal Skupski, another star performer in Madrid, is unavailable for the same reason.
Edmund instead plans to play at the concurrent tour event in Doha, where he will be accompanied for the first time at a tournament by Davin.