Andy Murray’s coach details how close Scot was to comeback before season halt

Andy Murray was “getting closer” to a comeback before the coronavirus forced the shutdown of tennis, his coach has claimed.

The former world No.1 missed the Australian Open with the pelvic injury which ended his season at the Davis Cup last November.

The Scot had targeted a return to action at the Miami Open last month but the cancellation of Wimbledon now means there will be no tournaments until at least July 13.

Jamie Delgado, who revealed Murray had started training on clay before the shutdown, said: “We were discussing his comeback. There was no decision made. He is getting closer. If the tour was there normally, don’t know what exact tournament he was going to come back playing.

“But he has been practising the last two to three weeks and in my opinion he was making good progress. That was good news.

“This was the latest thing we needed with Andy getting close to playing again – this virus coming along.

“He has been at home with his family. There is only so much you can do. There has been no tennis practise. We will just have to wait and see how the restrictions are going forward for everyone.”

Murray's former coach Amelie Mauresmo has called for the whole 2020 tennis season to be cancelled.

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