Andy Murray hopes to make his comeback from injury in next week's Masters Series tournament in Montreal. The 20-year-old Scot had been planning to play in this week's Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington but has decided that the damaged tendons in his racket wrist have not yet fully recovered.
It is now nearly three months since Murray suffered the injury playing in the Masters Series event in Hamburg. The British No 1 missed the French Open and had been hoping to return at Wimbledon, but despite intensive treatment on his wrist he was forced to pull out on the eve of the tournament.
He has since missed events in Los Angeles and Indianapolis, but went to the United States earlier this month in the hope of being fit in time to play in Washington. Having practised with lighter balls in order to protect his wrist, his doctor gave him the all- clear before he left for the US to start hitting with proper balls again.
Murray has been training with Brad Gilbert, his coach, at Nick Bollettieri's academy in Florida and the strenuous nature of his practice sessions, alongside the likes of Tommy Haas and Radek Stepanek, has been highlighted by blisters on his racket hand. …