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Murray still some way from peaking

29th July 2019, 19:26 by Neil Foster

Professor Max Fehily, one of Britain's leading hip specialists, doubts Andy Murray will be ready for the US Open despite his progress.

Murray has returned to competitive action in doubles, playing in both the men's and mixed doubles at Wimbledon but he has yet to play a singles match since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery at the start of the year.

It was touch and go whether the three-time Grand Slam winner would even be able to play again but he seems to be ahead of schedule.

He will next be seen alongside brother Jamie in the Washington Citi Open on Tuesday, having taken a wildcard entry, and hopes to play at Flushing Meadows.

Whether or not that happens only time will tell but Fehily feels it is a long road back to the top.

He told the Telegraph: "He is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but may not be back to his full recovery for 12 to 18 months.

"We're six months into that recovery. When he had the surgery hopefully all the arthritic pain will have gone within a few days, but a lot of that soft tissue heeling takes up to 12 months."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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