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‘It’s taking longer than first thought’ – Andy Murray reveals fresh injury fears as he delays his return again

Andy Murray has suffered another setback in his bid to return to top level tennis after being forced to further delay his comeback.

The former British and world number one made a triumphant return to singles tennis last season, culminating in winning the European Open in Antwerp.

It followed a torturous two years for Murray as he succumbed to a degenerative hip injury that, ultimately, forced him to have major resurfacing surgery.

Murray headed into 2020 planning on playing in both the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, but withdrew due to a pelvic injury sustained just before the Davis Cup n November.

“The bone bruising is taking longer to heal than first thought, so I won’t be playing in Montpellier or Rotterdam in February,” Murray explained.

“I don’t want to rush anything or put a timeline on my recovery. I’m going to listen to my body and step back on the court to compete when the time is right.”

Andy Murray hasn’t revealed a new target for a return, prompting fears the injury could be significantly more serious than initially hoped.

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