‘It gives him more time’ – Tim Henman believes coronavirus break may help Andy Murray comeback

Andy Murray at Davis Cup

Tim Henman believes the enforced tennis break due to the coronavirus may actually work in Andy Murray’s favour.

Murray’s latest comeback bid has stalled this season, with complication arising from his hip resurfacing injury keeping him on the sidelines since November.

He had planned on making his return at the Miami Open this month, but that was cancelled due to the coronoavirus crisis, along with several other tournaments.

However, Henman believes that may actually help Andy Murray in the long run.

“In the grand scheme of things, this just gives him a bit more time keep getting fitter, stronger and faster,” Henman said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

“I was with Andy earlier in the week in London and watched him practice and he’s really hitting the ball well and he’s building his strength up all the time.

“The fact that things have been delayed, in the context of what he’s been through, I don’t think it’s too serious.

“He’s been out for so long, although he’s obviously had his moments where he’s been back playing, but it’s really been two-and-a-half years so if he’s got to wait another six weeks or so, I don’t think it’s the end of the world for him.

“It’s very difficult for everyone because there’s so much uncertainty but you have to take that cautious approach so no tournaments for six weeks.

“It’s very sad for those events affected, the players, the fans, the sponsors and everyone else but it’s really out of everyone’s control.”

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