Double Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, to delay departure to Australia

Written By: BBC/Beth Nyaga
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Andy Murray: Double Wimbledon champion to delay departure to Australia

Andy Murray has delayed his departure to Australia but still hopes to begin his season in Brisbane in January.

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The three-time Grand Slam champion has not played a competitive match since Wimbledon because of a hip condition.

The Scot is due to play in the Brisbane International, which starts on New Year’s Day, before the Australian Open in Melbourne from 15-29 January.

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Murray, 30, had originally planned to go to Australia before 25 December.

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The double Wimbledon champion, who suffered a hip problem after the French Open in May, remains on the entry list for Brisbane.

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Murray, who has slipped to 16th in the world rankings, was beaten by America’s Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals before travelling to New York in late August for the US Open, but he pulled out two days before the tournament began having failed to recover sufficiently.

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His last public appearance was at a charity match against Roger Federer in Glasgow in early November, where he took a set from this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion.

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