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If you are an Andy Murray fan, there is bad news for you. You are not going to see your favourite player play any more matches this season. The Scot is set to go through back surgery which will rule him out of action for a few months.
This back problem is not new for Murray. He has been suffering from this problem since the last one and half years. He had to withdraw his name from this year’s French Open because of the same problem.
Murray managed to regain 100% fitness after the French Open though and ended up participating in the last two Grand Slams of the year i.e. Wimbledon and US Open but, while, playing for Great Britain in the Davis Cup clash against Croatia a few days back, that problem started to trouble him again because of which he decided to meet a specialist who suggested him to opt for surgery.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Spokesperson of Murray said, “Andy was comfortable with his back while playing on grass courts, but, after making some appearances on clay and hard courts off late, he started to feel the pain again. He went to the specialist who told him that the surgery would solve the issue permanently. Hopefully, the operation will go smoothly and he will be back 100% fit for the new season.”
Despite having that back problem, Murray had featured in 3 matches in the Davis Cup tie against Croatia and had won all of them to help his team win the tie and make it to the World Group.
Murray had to take part in 5 more tournaments this season including the Paris Masters and the ATP World Tour finals which will be played in London in November.
Andy Murray has defeated Marcel Granollers of Spain in the second round of the ongoing Rogers Cup. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6(2).
Murray didn’t look at his peak in this match. He played a few glorious shots, but, the consistency wasn’t there. However, his effort was good enough to get better of Granollers.
Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Murray said, “The conditions were a little tough. A strong breeze was blowing and the ball was flying. It took me a bit of time to adjust.”
In the opening set, Murray was off to a good start as he broke his opponent’s serve a couple of times in a row (in the 3rd and the 5th game) to get ahead by 4-1.
However, the Scot was broken back in the 6th game and then, Granollers held his serve in the 7th game to make the score 4-3.
The next couple of games went with the serve and at the end of the 9th game; Murray was leading by 5-4.
The Spaniard required a serve break in the next game to prevent the set from getting over, but, he couldn’t do that. Murray served the 10th game out and got up by a set.
In the second set, there were no breakthroughs in the first 3 games and Granollers was ahead by 2-1 when the 3rd game got over.
In the 4th game, Granollers sneaked a breakthrough and then, won his next service game to extend his lead to 4-1.
The next 3 games went with the serve and when the 8th game finished, Granollers was ahead by 5-3.
Murray managed to break his opponent back in the 9th game and then, a serve hold for him in the next game levelled the proceedings.
Both the players held their serve in the next 2 games which took the set into the tie breaker.
In the tie breaker, Murray looked very aggressive. He outclassed Granollers with some great shots and finished it off in no time.
This was Murray’s 13th win in a row. He will take on Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the next round.