Andy Murray to make grand slam return at Australian Open

Britain's Andy Murray reacts after the match against Dominic Thiem of Austria. Thomas Peter Reuters

Former World No 1 Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray is set to make his return at the Grand slam stage and has confirmed his participation in the Australian Open scheduled to be held in January 2020.

Murray underwent a second procedure on his hip in January this year after admitting in a tearful news conference at the Australian Open that he had been playing in considerable pain for some time and was considering retirement. Since then he has been making some good progress in recovering.

He reached the quarter-finals of the China Open in Beijing last week, losing to Dominic Thiem, and won his opening match at the ongoing Shanghai Masters on Monday.

Murray - who played a series of high-profile doubles tournaments after teaming up with Serena Williams in the mixed event at Wimbledon - then opted to skip the US Open in NY.

After a gap of exactly a year, Murray is set to return to singles in a Grand Slam.

"For sure Andy will be here", Tiley told Australian radio station Triple M on Tuesday. I was on the phone with his agent this morning.

According to media reports, although Murray has not officially entered the 2020 Australian Open, he sure has confirmed his participation in the inaugural ATP Cup in Australia, from January 3-12.

"He is ready to return".

On his return for the grass court tournament he was only able to play doubles, as he wasn't fit enough for singles, but it did allow him to get back in time for Wimbledon doubles.

"Even until a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago, I didn't know competitively I would be right at the top level", he said.

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