‘Andy Murray return is great news for sport’ – Rafael Nadal backs Brit’s singles comeback

Rafael Nadal waving

Rafael Nadal has hailed Andy Murray’s return to singles tennis as ‘great news for sport’, and vowed to help him in any way he can while his academy hosts him this week.

Murray turned down the offer of a US Open wildcard and is instead playing the Rafael Nadal Open – a Challenger event at the Spaniard’s academy in Mallorca.

He has made a fine start too, winning his first two matches without dropping a set as he eases himself back into the game.

And Nadal himself is especially happy to be able to do his part to help Murray back towards his best.

“It’s great news that Andy is back on a tennis court playing singles,” Nadal said after beating John Millman at the US Open.

“After a lot of problems and suffering in the last couple of years, I’m especially happy for him.”

“I’m happy to hold a great event at my home, and I’m very happy to have Andy Murray there.

“That’s great news for us, and for him and for the world of sport, and I wish him the very best.”

“I texted Andy a couple of days ago and offered him the boat if he wants to go out.

“He has practised in the academy before, and he knows that, with a text message to me, anything I can offer him will be ready.”

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