Andy Murray makes frank injury admission ahead of new season
Former world number one Andy Murray has admitted that one more big injury would end his career.
Murray lost the best part of three years to a hip injury that eventually required resurfacing surgery to correct. It stopped him in his tracks at the very peak of his career, and he is still fighting to get back to something like his former self.
While he has done remarkably well to achieve what he has with what is essentially a metal hip, Murray says he doesn’t have another comeback in him.
“If my body is in good shape and I’m still able to compete consistently, I’ll keep playing,” Murray said.
“But I can’t look so far in advance with the age I’m at and with the issues I’ve had. If I was to have a big injury, I probably wouldn’t try to come back from that.
Andy Murray had a frustrating yet ultimately successful 2022, as he reached the final of Stuttgart and improved his ranking to number 49 in the world.
Getting that ranking even higher to allow him to seeded more often is his main goal and, after three weeks spent in Florida preparing for the new season, he is confident he is putting himself in a position to achieve it.
“I’m certainly in better shape than I was,” he said. A lot of work was done in the gym, trying to build up my endurance and my stamina a bit and I’m hoping that’s going to help me next year.”
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