Andy Murray has hinted at acting from doubles great Bob Bryan at Wimbledon this summer. Tennis News

Andy Murray has been tipped to do “very well” at Wimbledon this summer by doubles great Bob Bryan, who, like the Scot, underwent hip surgery.

When Murray was considering whether to undergo a resurfacing operation four years ago, his main reference was American Brian, who had undergone similar surgery the previous year.

That gave Bryan an extra year and a bit more on the court, with the 23-time Grand Slam champion eventually retiring in 2020 at the age of 42.

Brian said of the operation: “It was really the only option. And I think it was a last resort. I think that was the case with Andy. What do you have to lose at that stage? You’re overwritten.” .

“For me, it just gave me new goals and something to work towards. For Andy, he’s doing it on the singles court, which is a completely different situation. But I told him, for doubles, it’s would be nice.

“For singles, I don’t know, it’s up to you to blaze the trail there. And he’s blazing it amazingly.”

Brian played down his influence on Murray’s surgery, saying: “He knows it a lot better than I do. I didn’t watch any YouTube videos before I went in there. I just said, ‘Just cut it and go’.”

“He knew every little part of the procedure and he had already talked to every player who had had it before.”

It’s the kind of forensic approach Murray has applied throughout his career and one that sees him off to a strong season four years after surgery.

He has the best team of guys in the world behind him and he works hard and he does research and nobody is smarter than him. I think you’re going to see some good years from him.

Bob Bryan on Andy Murray’s future

Bryan, who is playing in the Australian Open Legends event, was among those caught up in Murray’s spectacular weekend of drama at Melbourne Park, spending 10-and-a-half hours on court in victories over 35-year-old Matteo Beratini and Thanasi. Kokkinakis before falling just short against Roberto Bautista Agut.

“That’s the story of the week in my opinion,” Brian said. “Four or five years ago, as he wrote on his Instagram, he was told he would never play pro tennis again.

“Now he’s playing some of the most physical matches of the week and backing that up with an incredible recovery.

“I spoke. [Murray’s coach] Ivan Lendl, I said, ‘How’s the hip?’ He’s like, ‘no problem’. And that’s what I’m feeling: surgical hip, no problem.

“The biggest thing is finding a balance because you have a new hip and you have an old hip and how your body gets used to it and how the lower back feels. I think it’s There was an adjustment for him at the beginning but he figured it out.

“He’s got the best team of guys in the world behind him and he works hard and he does the research and nobody’s smarter than him. I think you’re going to see some good years from him.”

***** during ***** against ***** on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England.
Murray is a two-time Wimbledon men’s singles champion.

Although disappointed to lose in the third round, Murray left Melbourne feeling positive about his game and his fitness.

There is no doubt that a strong performance at Wimbledon, where the surface is in his favour, will be a major goal for Murray’s season.

Brian added: “He’s played a very physical career, he doesn’t have that big of a weapon and he’s made a lot of runs, just like that. [Rafael] Nadal has done.

“I think he’s going to have a great Wimbledon. He knows how to play on grass and I think that’s where he really wants to do some damage.”

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