Murray was close to making a return before tennis was suspended

Andy Murray’s coach Jamie Delgado says the three-time Grand Slam winner was nearing a return to aggressive tennis earlier than the ATP Tour went on a hiatus.

Former world No 1 Murray has not carried out tennis because of the Davis Cup Finals remaining yr and, after initially revealing that he suffered a setback that will require additional surgical course of, he obtained as soon as extra on observe after his physique responded efficiently all by way of educating.

Delgado says they thought-about having enjoyable with on the Miami Open, which was as a consequence of begin on 23 March, nonetheless then the tennis season was suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.

“Andy and I have been practising only a few weeks to date on the laborious, with the potential of getting enjoyable with Miami, nonetheless now we have now been holding on [over a decision] after the Indian Wells occasion cancellation,” he instructed ATP Tennis Radio.

“We then practised on clay for some days, then little by little [the world] closed down. We will merely should attend and see when the restrictions enhance for everybody.

“It is a sturdy time for everybody, not merely on the tennis courtroom, nonetheless the whole world has come to a halt. I’ve not left the home for only a few days, and I solely go away to get meals and apply as shortly as per day… My mother and father have been on a cruise only a few weeks to date in Central America, nonetheless have been lucky to get off and get a flight.”

The ATP and WTA initially put tennis on ice till 7 June with clay-court tournaments cancelled whereas the French Open was moved to September.

That was later prolonged till 13 July, wiping out the grass-court promoting and advertising advertising marketing campaign, nonetheless Delgado admits it might very properly be some time earlier than tennis returns.

“Tennis is such a world, worldwide sport, that it would take some time to get as soon as extra. Avid players, coaches, officers, sponsors and followers are all concerned,” he acknowledged.

“It isn’t like a home soccer league, the place no individual is required to fly in or fly out. With Andy coming near properly being, this virus was the very ultimate factor we wished.”

– TEAMtalk media

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