Andy Murray has said he will not get to carried away after winning the Men’s Doubles at Queens on his first competitive tournament since having major hip surgery in January.
The former World Number one teamed up with Spain’s Feliciano Lopez for the tournament as the pair accounted for fellow Brit Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 10-5 in the fin al yesterday. For Lopez it was double joy as he added the Doubles title to the singles he won earlier in the day!
For 32 year old Murray it marked a successful come back to the sport after nearly two years of misery which saw him nearly walk away from the sport that has dominated his entire life.
For Murray it was his first Doubles title for 8 years as he reflected on what was a fairy tale comeback for him as he described the feeling as “Brilliant”.
Speaking after the win he said;
“I've enjoyed it, I felt very relaxed at the beginning of the week, then I started getting more nervous as the week continued and my competitive instincts were kicking in,”
he continued to say; “My hip felt great, there was no pain.”
For Murray its along way from the news conference in January where he broke down in front of the world’s media after withdrawing from the Austarlian Open and speaking about his fears and to what extent his injury was costing him as he was unable to dress himself with out pain!
It was a completely different Andy Murray that has looked on the road back to his best as the further they progressed the more confident he looked, his competitive edge returning and showing a sharpness around the court many believed would never return.
The three time Grand Slam champion now heads for Eastbourne where he will partner Brazilian Marcelo Melo before hopefully making his return to Wimbledon after two years as he has already confirmed his entry into the Males Doubles event and has hinted at the possibility of taking on the mixed doubles as well.