2020 has not yet got going for Andy Murray.
He had ATP Cup, Australian Open, Rotterdam and Montpellier on his schedule to begin his year but has not and will not compete at any of the events leaving question marks over what happens next?
A pelvic injury brought his participation at the Davis Cup Finals in November to a short end after an incredible run of tournaments which saw him win in Antwerp.
The injury is still lingering. So much so that he had to miss his usual scheduled training block down at Crandon Park in Miami. Some suggest Miami which is now housed at the Hard Rock Stadium could be his next destination.
Murray himself has said he is not putting any time frame on the healing of the ‘bone bruising’ he is currently suffering from.
Experts have said that singles might be too much for him following his hip-resurfacing and this latest setback could be something to consider. However, the Brit has already defied the odds become the first singles player to make a return and win a title.
Bob Bryan who returned from similar surgery a while back and is currently playing his last year on the tour has said he still expects Andy to make a return to singles.
no rushing and no timeline are the words from Murray which then obviously prompts everyone to come up with their own.
Acapulco seems to be the name being thrown around which would make sense two weeks before Indian Wells in terms of less distance but the ATP 500 in Dubai which runs on the same week and he won in 2017 is another potential destination but the main goal you’d expect is Indian Wells and Miami in March.
I don’t see the point in predicting to be honest. Despite what he has done in his comeback to date there are still a lot of questions on his fitness and how his schedule will pan out.
What will it look like for the clay court season which is uncharted territory with Murray and his new hip.