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Murray’s original plan is to use Brisbane as a preparation

Former British tennis player Tim Henman has urged tennis superstar Andy Murray not to play at the Australian Open unless he is fully healthy. Murray has been recovering from a hip injury since a Wimbledon quarter-final loss suffered to Sam Querrey.

The 30-year-old is expected to make a comeback in the first week of the 2018 season at the Brisbane International. The recent rumors suggest that Murray won't be ready in time for the Brisbane event, which takes place from 31 December – 7 January.

However, The Courier Mail claims that Brisbane organizers remain 'confident' that the Scot will be able to play. Murray's original plan is to use Brisbane as a preparation for the Australian Open, which is set to be held 15-28 January.

"Absolutely," Henman said when asked should Murray skip Melbourne if not fully healthy.

"He's the only one that will know that. The game is tough enough as it is when you're 100 percent healthy.

"So if he is 90 percent healthy, he could win a couple of rounds in Melbourne then his body is going to give up, what’s the point? "

His career is about winning the major so he should be patient and make sure he's 100 percent healthy.

Same for Djokovic, I don't know what he's been up to.

"But I'm sure he'll be very keen to be 100 percent healthy as well."



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