Mark Petchey believes Andy Murray must be ‘hugely advocated’ by way of his return to singles action, as he recommended the Scot may need the rest of 2019 to assess where he can make his comeback from hip surgical treatment.
Murray misplaced 6-four, 6-four to Richard Gasquet inside the starting round of the Cincinnati Masters occasion on Monday, in his first singles suit when you consider that he underwent a hip resurfacing process in January.
While former global No.1 Murray admitted he become disenchanted with elements of his overall performance and speedy showed after the suit that he might not play singles on the US Open later this month, Petchey believes the player he coached in his formative days as an expert needs to be patient as he plots a go back towards the pinnacle of the sport. Petchey has been one in every of Murray’s most vocal supporters throughout his profession, so it changed into difficult for him to discover himself as the only-court docket interviewer for what appeared to be Scot’s very last expert look on the Australian Open remaining January.
With feelings walking excessively as Murray conducted an on-court interview with his former teacher in what became billed as his farewell overall performance to the game, Petchey admits he was uncomfortable with the location he discovered himself in.