Pain-free Andy Murray targets competitive return after hip surgery

first_img Next Pain-free Andy Murray targets competitive return after hip surgeryThree-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said before his first round exit at the Australian Open in January that the tournament could be his last as a professional due to severe hip pain, with the surgery aimed at improving his quality of life.advertisement Reuters LondonMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 18:48 IST Andy Murray is looking to make a comeback to the tennis circuit (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray may play doubles at Wimbledon following hip surgery in JanuaryMurray also said he would give himself “seven or eight months” before taking a call on his career”I want to continue playing for sure. I have no pain in my hip anymore,” Murray saidAndy Murray is looking to make a comeback to the tennis circuit and possibly play doubles at Wimbledon after he revealed he is now pain free following hip resurfacing surgery in January this year.Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray said before his first round exit at the Australian Open in January that the tournament could be his last as a professional due to severe hip pain, with the surgery aimed at improving his quality of life.”I want to continue playing for sure. I have no pain in my hip anymore,” Murray told Sky News.”The rehab is slow but going pretty well. I just need to wait and see how things progress. If it’s possible I’d love to compete again.”All of the surgeons that I’ve spoken to have been very honest about that and we just have to wait and see.”Murray had also hoped to play at this year’s Wimbledon, a tournament he has won twice. But the 31-year-old said he might consider playing doubles, like American Bob Bryan did after a similar procedure, as it put less stress on the hip.”I think for singles, most likely it would be [too soon to play at Wimbledon]. I can’t say for sure,” Murray added.”But doubles, I mean Bob Bryan was back playing at the Australian Open after 5-1/2 months so Wimbledon comes pretty much 5-1/2 months after I’d had my operation.”I communicate with him daily about starting the rehab that he was doing and things that worked and didn’t.”advertisementMurray also said he would give himself “seven or eight months” before taking a call on whether he would continue playing competitively.”By then I’ll know definitively this is as good as it’s going to get. That’s kind of the time frame that I’ve set myself in my head that if things aren’t going well,” he said.”It takes time for muscles and things to heal properly and me to get used to moving around with it. But I’d say that would be a fair amount of time before I’d be able to say definitively this isn’t good enough or this actually feels great.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Andy Murraylast_img read more

SriLankan Airlines employees agree to restructuring moves

All trade unions attached to SriLankan Airlines have expressed their solidarity to the management of the Airline, in supporting the restructuring efforts initiated by the Government under the supervision of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) unit attached to the Ministry of Finance, SriLankan Airlines said today.This was expressed by the representatives of the trade unions when they met the Chairman SriLankan Ajith Dias, CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte together with senior management of the airline and the Chairman, National Agency for the Public Private Partnership, Thilan Wijesinghe. The securing of the future of the national carrier was acknowledged to be of paramount importance, irrespective of the professional or political affiliations of the unions. Accordingly, the Government had set up a special Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Special Assignments (Dr.) Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim,and Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama.The Ministerial Committee is assisted by an Officials Committee headed by the Secretary to the Treasury Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga, and consists of Secretary to the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development Ravindra Hewavitharana, Chairman of the National Agency for Public Private Partnership (Convenor) Thilan Wijesinghe, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media Mano Tittawella, Director to the  Ministry of Public Enterprise Development Dr. Roshan Perera and the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines. At the meeting, the representatives of the trade unions comprising The Airline Pilots Guild, Flight Attendant Union (FAU), Licensed Aircraft Engineers, Technicians, Executive Association, SLNS, JSS and the Engineers Guild expressed their fullest support to the management on its restructuring efforts. At the meeting,the Chairman SriLankan Airlines outlined the present financial status of the Airline and how the accumulated liabilities of the Airline is making an adverse impact on the country’s economy.He also explained that the government restructuring initiatives are led by the PPP Unit of the Ministry of Finance with the help of the consultants from the aviation industry. read more