The journey back for Andy Murray is still unknown.
Despite a title on his return to Queens Club with Feliciano Lopez, a good run with Serena in mixed doubles, some hard fought wins in Asia and topping off an emotionally driven season with a title in Antwerp there are still a lot of unanswered questions which we may get answers to in 2020.
The question is, how much tennis will Andy play and will he want to play? He was told by his surgeon in his Amazon Prime documentary that if he played seven more years of tennis there is a 15% chance he could destroy his metal hip.
The hip resurfacing operation wasn’t just done for the potentiality of prolonging his tennis career but also to give him a better quality of life to be able to do family things with his Wife, Kim and their three children.
Where will Andy play in 2020?
Nothing has been confirmed but a smaller schedule is expected from the former world number one.
Davis Cup Finals
ATP Cup & Australian Open are confirmed. I think following then he will have a break before the sunshine double in March.
He could look at adding Barcelona and Monte-Carlo to his clay court schedule but I would be surprised if he played a full event. Barcelona has been heavily tipped as a first warm-up. Not forgetting he hasn’t played on clay yet and not since 2017 at Roland Garros so there is still a lot of work to do to be ready for that.
Queens Club and Wimbledon is an easy choice. I expect Andy to go to Tokyo and also Cincinnati. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him skip the Rogers Cup ahead of the US Open.
Following a trip to New York then Asia and finishing his season back in Europe.
I wouldn’t be surprised during the course of the year if Andy might just add a couple of 250’s to his calendar just for some matches for a bit of match rhythm.
Rotterdam in February is an option as would usually be Washington but it is a week after Olympics which I can’t see happening. Depending on how the season goes we could see a return to Antwerp, Zhuhai and maybe Basel and Vienna to his schedule.