Andy Murray begins US Open preparations as he practices with Elina Svitolina

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018 | 0

Andy Murray has begun his preparations for the American hard-court swing.

The British tennis star is yet to make a full-fledged return since pulling out of last year’s Wimbledon due to hip injury. He went under the knife earlier this year before making a three-match comeback (losing two and winning one).

Murray, however, assessed he needs more time to recover as he withdrew from the just-concluded Wimbledon. As a result, the former world No. 1 has dropped to No. 839 in the latest ATP rankings.

However, he is back on court, training for the next month’s US Open.

Murray enjoyed a practice session with WTA No. 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in London on Thursday.

Svitolina, who was handed a stunning first-round defeat at Wimbledon, later took to her official Instagram account to share a picture of the duo following the session.

“Easing into the first day back with a little hit with @andymurray #pressure #nomistakes,” she wrote.

Murray will launch his comeback at the Citi Open in Washington, beginning July 28.

 

 

 

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