Murray happy with his comeback

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was happy with his movement if not the result after making a losing return from15 weeks on the sidelines at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament this week.

The 26-year-old World No 4 called an early end to his 2013 season after playing a Davis Cup tie in mid-September to have surgery on his lower back.

Murray has been trying to lower expectations as he begins his comeback from injury and was not too concerned at losing his first match in the Mubadala world tennis championships event at Zayed Sports City.

“I moved well in the first set, especially once I got into the rallies,” he told the National newspaper after a 7-5, 6-3 defeat to French World No 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday.
“I didn't feel slow at all. In the second, I slowed down slightly, but that's something that is going to get better by playing matches. I can't expect to feel great for long periods of matches straightaway.

“But it was a good workout. You want to play your best, but you need to be realistic and patient. I will play better tomorrow than I did today. “I was hitting the ball okay, moving well for the most part. Moving is the most important thing. I just need to be able to do it for a longer period. I just felt like I hadn't played for a while.”

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