Following a recent hip surgery, British Tennis champion, Andy Murray said, it would be “naïve” and “silly” to believe he will ever be able to return to his “very best”.
Murray is playing “pain-free” after a career-saving treatment in January and has competed in doubles matches this year.
Murray will be seen making a singles comeback at the Zhuhai Championships in China this month. The three-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement based on his performance; “I’m not expecting to get back to my very best,” he said.
Tomorrow, Murray will face world number 72 Tennys Sandgren in the first round in Guangdong, the first of the three tournaments in China. Later, he will participate in the China Open in Beijing and the Shanghai Masters, before returning to Europe for the European Open in Antwerp on October 13.
Murray who ranks world 413th said he has “quite a way to go”. He is however enjoying his comeback. Last month, Murray played the quarter-finals of the Cincinnati Master doubles with partner Feliciano Lopez.
“I think it would be probably a bit naive and silly to think that would be the case. I do feel like tennis-wise I can still compete at the highest level in terms of my skill, it’s just whether physically I can get to a high enough level to be competitive right at the top.”