Andy Murray could make injury return at new British events in Glasgow and Loughborough

From BBC - March 12, 2018

Andy Murray could make his return from hip surgery at one of two new indoor events in Britain later this spring.

Murray said after his operation that he hoped to return "around the grass court season, or maybe slightly before".

The Scot, 30, is unlikely to want to return on physically demanding clay, which precedes the grass court season, and his options elsewhere are limited.

But the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced two new indoor hard court events in Glasgow and Loughborough.

Both will be staged on the ATP Challenger Tour, the level below the ATP World Tour, with a prize fund of $100,000 (72,000)

The first will take place at the Scotstoun Tennis Centre in Glasgow between 28 April and 6 May. The second is scheduled for Loughborough University's Tennis Centre from 19-27 May.

The LTA says the tournaments will provide "quality playing opportunities for British players" in the run up to Wimbledon, but it seems very unlikely they would have been established at short notice had it not been for Murray's impending return. The LTA has not yet committed to staging the tournaments in future years.


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