Andy Murray Confirms Singles Return At Cincinnati Open 2019


Murray suggested he was facing likely retirement during an emotional news conference at the Australian Open in January, but the Briton has gradually offered a more optimistic outlook since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery and making a successful return as a doubles player.

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said on Friday he will return to singles competition next week at the ATP Cincinnati Masters, seven months after having right hip surgery he feared might end his career.

"That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci".

The draw ceremony at Cincinnati was held later yesterday, with the main draw set to begin tomorrow.

At Wimbledon, Murray paired up with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles, and he has recently played with his brother Jamie in Washington at the Citi Open.

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The former world number one was anxious he might have to retire, after a struggling with a hip injury. Murray has been pain free since returning to the court and has spoken at length about the transformation in his life afforded by the operation.

Joining Murray in a star-studded draw at the Masters 1,000 event in Cincinnati are Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

After months of recovery Andy returned to tennis, playing doubles at the Queen Club tournament.

Patience has been Murray's mantra since his competitive return in the doubles, refusing to commit to a singles event - and therefore not putting himself under the pressure of a timeframe - until he felt completely comfortable.

Murray will face Richard Gasquet in the first round in Cincy. Murray has consistently said he would not want his first tournament back to be over five sets in NY.