Andy Murray could make a return to the courts, says his mother, Judy

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It is still touch and go whether Andy Murray will make it back to top-level tennis. (AFP)
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Updated 21 February 2019
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Andy Murray could make a return to the courts, says his mother, Judy

  • Murray's Mum claims it is not beyond the realms of possibility that three-time Grand Slam champion could get back to the top.
  • Murray has had surgery on his problematic hip in a bid to save career.

LONDON: Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother, Judy Murray, thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return.
Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season's first Grand Slam but might never be able to play again. He lost in the first round in Melbourne and had hip resurfacing surgery about two weeks ago.
Judy Murray, Andy's mum and former coach, said that she doesn't think her son is done just yet.
"I don't think we know anything, for sure nobody does," Murray said at the Rio Open.


"But I know that he would do everything that he possibly can to give himself a chance to play again.
"I think he had the same operation as Bob Bryan after the US Open, and he was playing doubles again, at Australian Open. But doubles is a very different physical proposition as singles. I think, right now, (we have to) wait and see."
When Andy Murray made his surprise announcement ahead of the Australian Open, he said he would at least like to keep playing until Wimbledon — the tournament he won in 2013 to become the first British male champion at the All England Club in 77 years.
Murray won the Wimbledon title again in 2016, as well as winning one US Open title and two Olympic gold medals. He was also ranked No. 1 in the world for 41 weeks.
Judy Murray said she thinks her son is still struggling with the idea of never playing again. If he sees a chance to return, he will take it, she said.
"I think he will, (but) I think he's aware that it might not be possible.”


PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi charged with corruption over Qatar worlds athletics champs

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was on Thursday charged with corruption over the bidding process for this year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha, judicial sources said.
Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIn Sports, has been under investigation since March for the bidding for the 2017 and the 2019 world championships.

The announcement comes after Yousef Al-Obaidly, chief executive of BeIn, and ex-athletics chief Lamine Diack, were reported to have been under investigation since March over wrongdoings in the same bidding process for the athletics event.