Andy Murray Back on Court and with a solid first round win at the Brisbane International

Its great to see Andy Murray back on court! His Brisbane return started off in decent fashion with a win over local favourite James Duckworth. Andy won the match 6-3 6-4.

Murray seems to be in a better place than he was 12 months ago, but he is still very unsure about his future. At present it seems like he is just happy to be back on court and playing.

“I was a bit nervous. But as the match went on I thought I moved well,” Murray told reporters after his 10th successive win in Brisbane, having won the tournament at both his previous appearances in 2012 and 2013.

“It’s my first match after a big break. It’s not easy to sum up [but] it’s been really hard the last 18 months, been a lot of ups and downs trying to get back on court.

“Being back now I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can, for as long as I can because I am not sure how much longer I have got.”

As an unseeded player in Brisbane he has a tough draw, with a second round clash with Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev.

Andy Murray Withdraws from Beijing and Shanghai ATP Tournaments and Will Start 2018 in Brisbane

Andy Murray has confirmed that he has withdrawn from the ATP tournaments in Shanghai and Beijing. It looks like he will instead focus on getting back to peak fitness in time for the tournament in Brisbane at the start of 2018.

“Just wanted to update you all on my injury and the rest of my season.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the upcoming events in Beijing and Shanghai, and most likely, the final two events to finish the season in Vienna and Paris due to my hip injury which has been bothering me the last few months.

“Having consulted with a number of leading hip specialists over the last week, along with my own team, we have decided that this is the best decision for my long-term future.

“Although this has been a frustrating year on court for many reasons, I’m confident after this extended period of rest and rehabilitation that I will be able to reach my best level again and be competing for Grand Slam titles next season.

“I will be beginning my 2018 season in Brisbane in preparation for the Australian Open and I’m look forward playing in Glasgow later this year against Roger for UNICEF UK and Sunny-sid3up.

“I have a fantastic team working alongside me to help me through this process and appreciate the support from them and all of my fans over this difficult period.”