Murray to play Rotterdam next week

Flint

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Assuming he does not withdraw.

I had hoped he would play the second challenger in Biella and put matches under his belt for 2 weeks in a row but he withdrew to prepare for this weeks Montpellier 250.

Since the injury he has a history of withdrawing from more tournaments than he actually plays in but hopefully he will actually play this weeks 250 and Rotterdam next week and that would be 3 tournaments in 4 weeks.
Something he can start building momentum from and shaking off the rust.

I still believe If he can stay free of the injury flaring up and put in a good long period of training and tournaments that he can return to a good level.
IF he can stay injury free, which is the real question.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
I still believe If he can stay free of the injury flaring up and put in a good long period of training and tournaments that he can return to a good level.
If that was possible it would have happened by now. The surgery was 2 years ago and he's been playing tennis again for a year and a half.

He's done well to prove he could get back out there after what seemed like a career ending injury, but like everyone expected, he's not going to be able to keep playing top level tennis without injuries continuing to pile up at his age.
 
I really hope that he can hold it together till Wimbledon. He can't do anything more, and that is as good a script as he can hope for.

:cool:
 

Flint

Hall of Fame
If that was possible it would have happened by now. The surgery was 2 years ago and he's been playing tennis again for a year and a half.

He's done well to prove he could get back out there after what seemed like a career ending injury, but like everyone expected, he's not going to be able to keep playing top level tennis without injuries continuing to pile up at his age.
He hasn't really though. He has played a bit, and gone off injured, jot returned to training for months etc. The cycle repeats.
As I said it would be nice to see what a long uninterrupted run would yield.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
He hasn't really though. He has played a bit, and gone off injured, jot returned to training for months etc. The cycle repeats.
As I said it would be nice to see what a long uninterrupted run would yield.
And I'm saying a long unintrerrupted run is impossible, which is why we haven't seen it.

He's not physically capable of training enough to keep himself in good enough shape to play a full season, mostly on hard courts, without injuring something else.
 

Flint

Hall of Fame
And I'm saying a long unintrerrupted run is impossible, which is why we haven't seen it.

He's not physically capable of training enough to keep himself in good enough shape to play a full season, mostly on hard courts, without injuring something else.
That is the part I fear most as a fan. A long uninterrupted run that yields no results would be easier to accept.

The injury breaks are more frustrating, as a fan I am just happy to watch him play at this point.

Though I fear you are right.
 
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