Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2019

Andy Murray sets sights on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic | Tennis | Sport


Andy Murray wants to be challenging Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic again within five months.

The Brit underwent hip resurfacing surgery earlier this year and is attempting to work his way back to full fitness.

Murray started his comeback by playing in doubles events over the summer before testing out his singles health at the Cincinnati Masters and Winston-Salam Open.

However, he lost in the first round of both events and dropped down to the Challenger level to play at the Rafael Nadal Open.

There is a clear plan in place to start upping his level and Murray has accepted a wildcard into next month’s Shanghai Masters.

“For years… I competed against them, although I haven’t won every time,” Murray told Sky Sports about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.

“I’ve lost more than I’ve won but I always went out onto court feeling I could win.

“I don’t know if I’d enjoy going out on the court against them knowing I’m going to lose or feeling like I had no chance.

That would probably be psychologically challenging. I need to be patient and not expect too much too soon.

“But maybe in four or five months, I can get there. In terms of how I’m hitting the ball in practice – the skill is still there.

|I physically need to get a little better and hopefully over time I get a little bit faster. I think I will.”

Murray also revealed he could represent Britain at the Davis Cup.

“If I’m selected I’ll play,” he added.

“I don’t want to play or be selected just because four years ago I played really well.

“I’d like to help and be in the team and play singles, but if I was asked to play doubles I’d probably do that.”



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