July 24, 2024
Andy Murray

Andy Murray is preparing to play at the French Open two months after suffering ankle ligament damage.

Andy Murray’s team have confirmed the Brit has made a change after testing new rackets ahead of his return to action this summer. He has made a speedy recovery from an ankle ligament injury and is due to play at the Bordeaux Challenger event next week.

Murray has also received a wildcard for the ATP 250 event in Geneva, which will begin on May 19. If everything goes well, the 36-year-old could be fit to participate in what could be his final French Open.

An ankle injury was initially due to keep Murray out for an “extended period” but he is set to return just two months after damaging two ligaments. The three-time Grand Slam champion has been keen to be fit for the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships.

In preparation for a busy summer, Murray has been testing different rackets during practice sessions. Tennis commentator Andrew Castle made the revelation in an interview with eurosportplux.

He said: “From what I hear he is practising with a different racket, he is still working with the different weights of the racket and different strings. He’s still trying to get 100 per cent out of everything.

“If he does call it quits this year, you just have to reflect on the most unbelievable career and hope that we all capitalise on it, which we probably won’t.”

Now Murray’s camp have confirmed that he’ll be trialling a Yonex racket during his first match in Bordeaux.

Murray has been hoping to play the French Open in preparation for Wimbledon. He has been training on clay and will participate in at least two events before heading to Roland Garros.

However, Murray insists that preparing for Wimbledon by featuring at the French Open is not an imperative scenario. He says that his form on grass will not depend on how much preparation he fits in on the surface.

“Last few years I’ve tried to give myself maybe better preparation for the grass season, but that also doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to play really well on the grass,” he said earlier this year.

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