Kyrgios welcomes 'warrior' Murray's return

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Acapulco Open, Acapulco, Mexico – March 2, 2019 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios eyes the ball throughout his Ultimate fit in opposition to Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Henry Romero

(Reuters) – Australian Nick Kyrgios has welcomed Andy Murray’s go back to tennis after hip surgical procedure, pronouncing he may no longer consider his eyes when he bumped into the Briton practising at Queens Membership on Monday.

Murray, who underwent a hip resurfacing operation 5 months in the past, is making his comeback this week by way of partnering Feliciano Lopez within the doubles.

“Andy used to be the primary individual I noticed right here, doing his drills,” Kyrgios informed newshounds forward of his opening spherical fit in opposition to France’s Adrian Mannarino. “I couldn’t consider what I used to be seeing.

“Simply to look him again wholesome and satisfied on court docket is all that issues. He’s a warrior. He’s just right sufficient to do harm in doubles, particularly with Feliciano. I’d virtually pay to observe that fit.”

Kyrgios has a fractious dating with quite a few senior gamers at the ATP Excursion, together with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, however stocks a heat friendship with Murray.

The Scot has defended Kyrgios on quite a few events when the more youthful participant ruffled feathers along with his on-court habits and barbed grievance of his fellow pros.

Kyrgios mentioned Murray had spoken to him about the potential for them taking part in doubles at Wimbledon after they practiced on the All England Membership a couple of weeks in the past.

“I don’t suppose I need to raise him for Wimbledon dubs – I feel he can to find somebody else to do this for him,” the Australian mentioned with a grin.

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