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Murray issues positive fitness update

30th July 2019, 08:42 by Tom Hill

Former world number one Andy Murray has claimed he could make a return to singles action at the Cincinnati Masters in August.

The Scot has continued to play down his return to singles as he continues to fight back after having a hip resurfacing operation in January.

Murray returned to doubles action in June and is set to play with brother Jamie at the Citi Open.

The 32-year-old has always said he would struggle to play singles at the US Open, which starts on August 26, but he has now revealed it is a possibility.

"Best-case scenario probably would be Cincinnati," Murray said.

"Then if I wasn't able to play in Cincinnati, there's a good chance I would probably wait until after New York because I wouldn't want my first tournament to be playing best of five [sets]."

The men's singles event at Cincinnati starts on August 11 and Murray continues to keep his schedule nice and busy.

He will play with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the doubles at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, which begins on 5 August, two months after they won the title at Queen's.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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