Andy Murray will return to singles competition for the foremost time since January when he faces Richard Gasquet on the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
The Briton, 32, misplaced in the foremost round of the Australian Commence in January and broke down in tears amid fears a hip damage might maybe well end his profession.
He underwent hip resurfacing surgical contrivance and has since performed in doubles occasions.
Murray – now ranked 325 in the area – is anticipated on court round 19:00 BST against world-number-sixty six Gasquet.
Murray won a wildcard entry and speaking on the eve of the match the three-time Monumental Slam winner acknowledged he has had “honest” results against high gamers on the reveal court.
“But at some stage probabilities are you will need to utilize the step to strive to play,” he added. “The quickest contrivance to salvage on top of issues is by being on the reveal and match court with high gamers.
“I’m now not awaiting to switch as smartly I former to, but I bet I will switch better than I’m now,” he acknowledged. “That can utilize a whereas since I completely started taking half in singles a couple of weeks in the past.
“Whenever you take half in on the easiest level against the finest gamers, they hit the ball good and that takes a whereas to salvage former to.”
Novak Djokovic – who won the Cincinnati Commence in 2018 – is piece of the topic for the match, as is world number three Roger Federer,
Meanwhile, Murray has added tournaments in China in September and October to his schedule but has now not committed to taking half in singles on the US Commence.
The closing foremost of 2019 starts on 26 August in New York.