Emotional Andy Murray breaks down following successful return to Queen’s Membership
It was the primary time in three years that the 34-year-old had been capable of play a singles match on grass in entrance of a house crowd — and the primary time he had competed in any respect since March resulting from a groin damage.
Murray underwent a hip resurfacing operation in 2019 — his second hip operation in simply over a yr — in a bid to avoid wasting his profession, however niggling accidents have continued to hamper his return.
The Scot then examined constructive for Covid-19 in January, forcing him to overlook February’s Australian Open.
“Look, I adore it. I like enjoying tennis,” Murray mentioned, his voice starting to interrupt as the gang provided their assist. “Sorry,” he added, wiping tears from his eyes.
“Clearly, competing is why you place in all of the exhausting work, and in the previous few years, I’ve not received to do this as a lot as I’d have preferred, so [it’s] nice that I am out right here and capable of compete once more.”
Murray has loved appreciable success at Queen’s through the years, successful the Wimbledon warm-up occasion 5 instances throughout his profession.
Tuesday’s victory was simply Murray’s second on the ATP Tour since August and the three-time grand slam winner will probably be hoping to search out some kind earlier than his residence slam begins on June 28.