Thanks Nigel for the brief report and the stunning pic.
What a relief to see Andy in that awful hospital goonie pushed further down the main webpage!
Really hope that the surgery does what's needed and we can look forward to a very exciting 2014. Wishing Andy all the very best
I second that Elena while adding that I hope Andy resists the temptation to push himself too hard. It won't be easy at times but at least he has a great team round him to keep him right.
Think he wouldn't have committed to Barbados unless he was pretty sure he would be able to play. It's a way off yet and with rehab started it maybe that it will be time to test things out.
I'm not so sure about the latter, given that the other players are Del Potro, Almagro and Gasquet. Even if his rehab goes well, which I hope it does, and he goes to Maimi for training, it will obviously mean starting playing at some point, but it might just be a step too far two and a half months after his op, the exact nature of which we're still in the dark.
My feeling is that Andy probably announced that he would play with a degree of optimism (nothing wrong with that!), knowing that he might have to withdraw. Also the organisers will be aware of his situation. If not they must be the only people in the tennis world who aren't! I often look at this website for articles about Andy - http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Tennis/Andy+Murray
- and at the last count the news about the WTF withdrawal was being reported in 61 media outlets world-wide.