Murray Ready to Dominate in 2014
The Scotsman underwent minor surgery on the injury in order to avoid aggravating the problem further, ruling him out of the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London next month.
The back issue that Murray has struggled with is an injury that has plagued the 26-year old for a few years in varying degrees, but flared up badly in May and ruled him out of the French Open.
The problem did not stop Murray from finally winning Wimbledon the following month, but played a role in preventing the 2012 US Open champion from defending his title this year.
But while he played a key role in Great Britain qualifying for the elite World Group of the Davis Cup with a crucial victory in Croatia, it was evident Murray was struggling with the problem and the decision was taken to end his year early and attempt to solve the injury once and for all.
With his season now ended, Murray will be targeting a return to action in good time to get himself back fully fit ahead of the Australian Open in January, in a tournament that will have the three-time losing finalist right up there among the favourites in the tennis betting.
After the opening Grand Slam of the season, Murray will likely line-up for Leon Smith’s GB team for their Davis Cup clash against the United States.
It mustn’t be underestimated how much of a role this back injury has had on the two-time Grand Slam winner this season and those who bet on tennis will know a fully fit Murray could well be next year’s dominant force in the game.