Andy Murray says he’s back on the gas when he tries to rebuild his injury-related career when tennis returns after the corona virus shuts down.
The three-time Grand Slam champion contested his first tournament since last November at the Battle of the Brits event.
The ATP and WTA tours will return next month. The US Open starts on August 31st and the French Open starts a month later.
Murray, slated to return to the Washington Open in mid-August, plans to play both Grand Slam events.
“I think it’s a good thing to play the US Open and the French Open this year,” the 33-year-old told the BBC.
“It’s positive, I just don’t like how the French Open planned their event.
“But we have to play again sometime. The most important thing is that the events are safe.”
Murray had a career-preserving hip operation in 2019 before suffering another setback with a pelvic injury.
The former British number one in the world was optimistic about his fitness after the Battle of the Brits event, in which he reached the semi-finals.
“I can serve well again and serve as hard as I was in my mid-20s, which was very positive because I didn’t know I could play again,” he said.
“Of course, if you are able to serve bigger and harder, that means more shorter points – and that means good news for the body and hip. The harder I serve, the better it is for my other hip, I think. “
The French Open was switched from their traditional May-June slot because of the pandemic, with September 20 set as the start date.
French tennis bosses have been heavily criticized by players and rivals for lack of advice.
Now the main draw of the last Grand Slam event of the season in Paris starts a week later and ends on October 11th.