There’s more bad news coming from the Andy Murray camp as he is now said to miss the 2020 Miami Masters in March.
Murray, who had come back from a hip surgery which had threatened to end his career at one stage, went on to win the European Open title last season to signal his return to the big stage.
However, injuries have now laid the Brit low since that European Open win and he is yet to participate in any ATP competitions since then. He did play a match at the Davis Cup, winning his opener but hasn’t taken to court since then because of a variety of injuries.
A groin injury ended his Davis Cup campaign and that was followed by issues to his hip yet again. He missed featuring in any season-openers, and then withdrew from the Australian Open as well before opting out of the indoor tournaments in Montpellier and Rotterdam.
And following the Miami Open which Murray is now expected to miss, there is every possibility he wouldn’t want to aggravate his fitness issues on clay. This has led to speculations Murray might next be seen on court in the lead-up to Wimbledon during the grass swing.
What will be interesting to watch is if the former Olympics gold-medallist returns to feature at the Tokyo Olympics in August. A lot will depend on how his fitness progresses and how much tennis he has under his belt by then as well.
In other British tennis news, Gael Monfils made it to the Rotterdam Open semifinal by beating in-for Dan Evans in the last-eight.
However there was good news for Kyle Edmund who made it to the semifinal at the New York Open after having stunned Milos Raonic in the second round and then edging out Soon-woo Kwon in the quarterfinals.