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Murray set to return from injury, will play at French Open ‘for sure’



Murray set to return from injury, will play at French Open 'for sure'

Tennis superstar, Sir Andy Murray, is targeting a return to competitive action at the Monte Carlo Masters from April 16 through 23, after missing the Miami Open with an elbow injury.

He said his presence at the Masters event is only likely as he’s still recovering from the injury, but for sure, he’ll be at the French Open which is scheduled from May 22 – June 11, 2017.

The world No. 1 was forced out of Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final with France due to the injury, as the team that represented the country crashed out in his absence.

However, Murray will take part in a charity exhibition match against Roger Federer on Monday as he pushes back towards full fitness and he’s hoping to be ready for the event in Monte Carlo this weekend.

“I’m doing better, I’ve been practicing here [at the Patrick Mouratoglou academy in Nice] for the last four or five days,” he told Eurosport.

“I had the problem with my elbow but the good thing was I could do everything except serve.

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“So the last four or five days I have started to serve a little bit. I’m not serving as fast as I would like yet but am hoping over the next five or six days I will be able to start serving like normal again.

“[I’ll be back for the] French Open for sure, Monte Carlo I’m trying. I need to be patient with the elbow it could take a bit of time.

“Each day I am getting a little better, I will try to be in Monte Carlo.”

Murray had a frustrating start to the year due to the injury. He fell early at both the Australian Open and Indian Wells, although he did win the Dubai International.

But in spite of his limited play and indifferent form, Murray has seen his lead extended at the top of the ATP world rankings given world No. 2 Novak Djokovic’s own struggles.



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