ANDY MURRAY expects to play the Miami Open in less than three weeks’ time – and end his four-month injury hiatus.
The Scot will find out at the end of this month if he requires surgery in May, which could potentially end his Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics dreams.
SunSport revealed last week Murray, who has a metal hip implant, has been affected by heterotopic ossification where the body grows new bone within soft tissues.
Yet the former world No.1 is set to return to the ATP circuit for the Masters event in Florida from March 23.
The 32-year-old has been practising with British No.5 Jay Clarke and teenager Anton Matusevich at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
The last time he played a competitive match was a British singles rubber of the Davis Cup in Madrid in November.
Muzza told Amazon Prime Video: “In the short, short term, I’m training to try and get ready for Miami.
“I’ve done so much rehab these last few months that in terms of my strength and
everything all of the muscles around the hip are working well,
“It’s just I hadn’t played tennis since I’d hit twice since the Davis Cup for like 40 minutes in a three-month period.
“So, I need some time to build up and feel good on the court again.
“But that’s kind of my plans just now – unless I have a setback or something.”
Katie Boulter enjoyed her first victory over a top-100 player for more than a year.
The Leicester star overcame world No.60 Anna Blinkova 6-4 3-6 6-3 in a Challenger Series event at Indian Wells, California.
The 23-year-old was sidelined for six months last year due to a stress fracture in her back.