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Murray makes victorious comeback in Bordeaux

AFP | Bordeaux

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Andy Murray made a victorious comeback from a serious ankle injury at the ATP Challenger event in Bordeaux.

The 37-year-old Scot was leading world number 219 Kyrian Jacquet 7-5, 2-0 late Wednesday when the Frenchman was forced to withdraw with a left adductor injury.

“I thought I did quite well,” said Murray. “Coming back from injury, I guess it’s not easy, and playing with a new racket.”

It was Murray’s first competitive match since damaging tendons in his left ankle at the Miami Open in March.

That injury raised questions about the three-time Grand Slam winner’s participation at the French Open in what is likely to be his final season although he has not announced what his final tournament might be.

“My ankle feels really good,” insisted Murray, who will play Gregoire Barrere in the round of 16 later yesterday after the Frenchman beat Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 6-2.

“It was quite a big injury, but the recovery was much better than what me and my team expected.

“I worked really, really hard on the rehab. I trained it every day from when I got back from Miami to try to come back as quickly as possible. “I’m really proud of the effort that I put in and my team did a great job helping me get back.”

Murray added: “I’ve been practicing really well. I haven’t played against the highest level of players but in practice since I’ve been here I’ve been doing well and feeling good.