Could Andy Murray have one last highland fling at Wimbledon?
In the last decade only four tennis aces have managed to get their name etched on the coveted men’s singles trophy at Wimbledon – and one such chap, is Andy Murray.
The other three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – are fighting it out at the Aussie Open while the Scottish star remains dogged by injuries.
The dad-of-three from Dunblane was the first man to lift the singles trophy since Fred Perry back in 1936.
But bruising to Murray’s thigh bone, which is unrelated to the operation he last January to fix long-term pain in his right hip, means he has missed out on yet another major competition.
However, he did come back remarkably with a ‘metal hip’ at London’s Queen’s Club just five months post-op to win the men’s doubles with Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez.
Murray was born with a bipartite patella, a split kneecap, that was first diagnosed when he was 16 and so he really has been crippled by pain during most of his playing career.
Last March he said he would be making a major comeback to British tennis and has made massive progress with his fitness team to get back on track.
The 32-year-old has spoken candidly about his hopes to be fit for the bigger tournaments this year, especially the Tokyo Olympic Games in July, as he’d like to bag a couple more gold medals for his impressive haul.
But will he conquer the pain and get back to centre court this year to the delight of his fans on Murray Mound or could this be the end of his Grand Slam career?
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