Andy Murray’s Wimbledon swansong back on track as his comeback event is confirmed

Shahida Jacobs
Andy Murray at the Miami Open 2024
Andy Murray reacts at the Miami Open

Andy Murray will return to action a lot sooner than initially anticipated as he has signed up for the Geneva Open with the move suggesting he will be fit for his Wimbledon farewell.

The three-time Grand Slam winner suffered a full rupture of his anterior talofibular ligament and a near full thickness rupture of his calcaneofibular ligament during the latter stages of his Miami Open match against Tomas Machac in late March.

With Murray confirming earlier this year that he would retire later this summer, there had been fears that the injury would rob him of a Wimbledon goodbye as he withdrew from the Monte Carlo Masters and the BMW Open with no return date set.

However, he opted not to have surgery on his ankle and gave encouraging updates in recent weeks on social media as footage emerged of him practicing on clay, suggesting a return to action could be on the cards.

With the rehabilitation work going well, he is now set to make his comeback in just under a fortnight after accepting a wildcard for the Geneva Open, which gets underway on May 18.

Nicolas Jarry is the defending champion at the ATP 250 event and he will feature again with Tommy Paul, Sebastian Baez and Jack Draper also set to feature in the main draw.

The French Open gets underway immediately after the Geneva Open and there have been suggestions that former world No 1 Murray will play at Roland Garros, which will be his first appearance in Paris since 2020, but he is only expected to play in the men’s doubles as he is set to team up with fellow Brit Dan Evans.

Playing doubles with Evans at the clay-court Grand Slam will be part of his preparation for the Olympics, which will also take place at Roland Garros from July 27 and August 4.

Murray’s grass-court schedule remains unclear as in recent years he opted to drop to the ATP Challenger Tour after skipping the French Open. Last year he featured at the Surbiton Trophy in London and the Nottingham Open and ended up winning both events before he played at Queen’s Club and Wimbledon.

The 36-year-old endured a nightmare start to the 2024 season as he had won only five of his 13 matches to date.

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