Murray targets return to singles by the end of 2019

BeatlesFan

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#19
But ask delPo how difficult it is to return and excel after surgery.
That's not quite a fair analogy. Del Po is currently ranked 12 in the world and won 3 tournaments in 2018, including a Masters 1000. Since his last surgery, we can say he's returned to tennis very well indeed. Murray would be deliriously happy if he had JMDP's results when returning with his hip.
 

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Red Rick

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#39
That's not quite a fair analogy. Del Po is currently ranked 12 in the world and won 3 tournaments in 2018, including a Masters 1000. Since his last surgery, we can say he's returned to tennis very well indeed. Murray would be deliriously happy if he had JMDP's results when returning with his hip.
Realistically, he did push the QFist to 5 sets on one leg, and he said himself he an absolute mess for days after that match.

But really at his worst stretch of playing with the injured hip he was still like top 50 level. Then it's really about how much the injury affected not only his movement but also his aggressive shots. His forehand was the softenst on Tour in 2018.
 
#42
Say Murray returns and is average - who cares. He's playing a game and traveling the world. It's better than retirement.

Murray's had a nice career, but he's not Nadal or Fed. Playing as the 30th ranked player for several years won't seriously affect his legacy, and who knows, he might make a run or two. Play as long as you can.
 
#48
All the best to Murray, but realistically how likely would it be for him to return to play at any high level of tennis again. If it gives him motivation to work hard at rehabilitation, good. Or if he is attempting a return because he loves to play, go for it. But ask delPo how difficult it is to return and excel after surgery.
Delpo keeps coming back from surgery playing great. Now again.
 
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