Written by Reuters
12 Aug, 2019 | 3:38 pm
Reuters – Andy Murray has sharpened his game on the practice courts with some of the best players in the world but the Scot said Sunday (August 11) now is the time to really test himself with a return to singles action at the Cincinnati Masters.
Murray had hip resurfacing surgery in January in a bid to salvage his career and eased himself back into competitive action in doubles play.
The 32-year-old is now ready to go it alone and will face Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Monday in what will be his first singles match since losing in the Australian Open first round to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut seven months ago.
Murray returned to doubles play in June, winning the Queen’s Club title with partner Feliciano Lopez, who he also partnered to the last 16 in Montreal last week and will team up with again in Cincinnati.
Murray, who also played mixed doubles with Serena Williams at Wimbledon, would go against fourth seed Dominic Thiem in the second round if he gets by Gasquet.
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