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Andy Murray drops major hint over his 2023 clay season plans

Andy Murray says he has a ‘busy schedule’ planned for 2023 that should see him return to clay court tennis.

Murray decided to skip most of the clay season this year as he feared it could put too much pressure on his surgically repaired hip.

That is a position he has apparently reconsidered, though, after he referred to clay while revealing the first half of his 2023 schedule.

“I’ve got a pretty busy schedule planned,” Murray told Hello Magazine. “I’ll be kicking off the year in Australia which I always really enjoy. I’ll be playing a tournament out there, and then the Australian Open.

“After that I’ll be doing some more hard-court tournaments, then hopefully the clay, and then back to the UK for the grass-court season.”

Andy Murray ultimately had a progressive season in terms of his world ranking as he climbed 86 places to finish the year inside the top 50.

And, as long as that trend continues, he says he will be motivated to extending his tennis career.

“For now, I’m still focused on playing tennis and winning matches,” Murray said. “I’ve been pleased with my progress this year, but there are definitely some areas to improve on.

“I’ll be doing a training block in December so we’ll be hoping to identify some of those areas and work on them, so hopefully I can get some more wins under my belt next year.”

“[I want] to continue to improve. If I keep seeing progress I’ll continue to keep playing.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.