After a busy week of doubles in Queen’s where he teamed with Feliciano Lopez to take the doubles title, Andy Murray was thrilled with how his hip held up after his first event since January.
“I expected it to be sore, but I literally, ave nothing there,” Murray said Sunday. “I spoke to Bob Bryan about that, and he said, a little bit in Australia, having a few little aches and pains, but he was sort of always expecting, after a match, because for, like — well, for me, anyway, it had been probably five or six years, after matches I would get some pain and aching and throbbing and things like that that you would just anticipate and are waiting for that to happen. And it doesn’t anymore, and it’s brilliant.
Overall, Murray loves his new metal hip.
“I was just really, really happy just to be pain-free and enjoying life, literally just doing normal things. So it’s really special,” he said.
Murray also said he’s looking forward to more doubles. He’ll play this week with Marcelo Melo in Eastbourne.
“The next couple of weeks I’ll obviously — I get the feeling that next week’s gonna be tricky because, I mean, we have to play — we play Tuesday, so there is very little time to sort of get used to the conditions there and prepare. And also a new partner, as well. Tough first round.
“If I play well, I’ve got really, really good partners and, you know, if they play as well as Feli did this week, then, you know, that helps. That’s the key to good doubles is finding good partners.”
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