Andy Murray ‘super determined to get back to competing against the best’, says his coach
The last few years have been frustrating for Andy Murray, but his coach Jamie Delgado is confident he can come back and compete with the best in the business again.
The three-time Grand Slam winner has struggled with injury since the 2017 campaign as he has competed in the singles in only two of the last 10 majors.
He underwent a hip operation at the beginning of 2018 and, after an unsuccessful comeback, he underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January 2019.
After winning the European Open in Antwerp late in 2019, he suffered another setback and missed the 2020 Australia Open. His latest comeback will be at the ATP Masters 1000 Western & Southern Open this month before tackling the US Open.
Many, though, have questioned whether the 33-year-old will still be able to take on and beat those at the top of the game on the long term, but Delgado is not one of them.
“It’s been frustrating – it’s lingered for a while but at the end of the day he wants to be out there competing against the best players in the world and doing what he loves,” Delgado, who has been working with Murray since 2016, told Sportsbeat.
“He’s still motivated, of course he is – he’s super determined, absolutely, and that’s the goal, no doubt, to get back competing against the best players again.
“And his team feel exactly the same way – that’s what we’re working hard towards, and he works so hard with all his gym work and rehab work that he does.
“At the end of last year he finished off the year really well by winning in Antwerp, so that was great, and then this year – for different reasons – we haven’t been able to get the tournaments in.
“Hopefully we can get back out there, and we’re just looking forward to just getting out there and competing.”
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