Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Andy Murray upbeat in Monte Carlo ahead of comeback from elbow injury

Andy Murray upbeat in Monte Carlo ahead of comeback from elbow injury

I think the elbow injury was nothing to do with what happened a year ago, the shingles would have been more likely something to do with that but I feel fine now.

They have shared elbow problems that affected only their serve, and also spoke of having too little time to get over milestone achievements in their careers last season. "I wouldn't play if I felt like I was risking it".

Murray said: "I don't feel more exhausted than usual".

"I was hurting physically", Kyrgios said following his two singles wins for Australia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

'The match with Roger I was serving only 70 per cent. Medium term my expectations are quite high'.

"We're playing in one of the most lovely cities on the tour and I've had a few good runs here over the years, but it's the one Masters 1000 final that I haven't reached". The Australian helped his country to Davis Cup success against the US last week, to reach the semi-finals of the competition. It's home here. I spend a lot of time on these courts. I got ill in Miami and had some tests when I got back and everything was completely normal and now I feel great'. Nadal, who beat Gael Monfils in the 2016 final, won a record 46 straight matches at the prestigious tournament from 2005 to 2013 and is 58-4 overall. "I'm hoping this is the place to have a new start to the season".

British number four Aljaz Bedene is not in Monte Carlo, but celebrated his second title in as many weeks on the second-tier Challenger Tour on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 victory over Gastao Elias in Barletta, Italy.

"I played well from the start", said Goffin. I'm very happy with that. "I'm working hard to be ready for Estoril which will be my first clay court event", the world number 15 said on his Twitter account.

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