Andy Murray injury status: Is Murray playing at the US Open? Is he fully fit?
ANDY MURRAY has been working his way back to full fitness after a hip injury but is he fit to play at the US Open?
The US Open gets underway on Monday, August 27 at Flushing Meadows in New York City.
Murray has not played at a Grand Slam since losing in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year.
The 31-year-old recently featured in tournaments in Washington and Cincinnati ahead of final major of the season.
He won three matches at the Citi Open in Washington, including a second-round victory over new British number one Kyle Edmund, but lost out to France's Lucas Pouille in the first round at Cincinnati.
Yes, Murray is set to make his Grand Slam return after missing the last four.
His rank has slipped to 378th in the world but will compete at Flushing Meadows because of his protected ranking.
The former world number one won his first major title at the US Open in 2012.
Murray is unseeded for the event and he is currently available at odds of 25/1 to win.
Andy Murray has not played at a Grand Slam since losing to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon last year (Image: GETTY)
Winning the US Open seems like a big ask for Murray who still hasn’t played a great deal of tennis since his return.
Former British number one Greg Rusedski says the Scot has done well to recover from his injury setbacks but fears the two-time Wimbledon champion may never get back to his best.
"He's done incredibly well having been away from the game for a year, having back surgery and then hip surgery," Rusedski said.
"It is tough to come back. He's looking half a step slower and the way he plays, his movement is key.
Andy Murray is working his way back to full fitness (Image: GETTY)
"He showed a lot of improvement winning three matches in Washington. But at the moment it's playing then a week off, playing then a week off, so that says to me he's not fully fit and still a work in progress.
"Will he ever get that movement back, where it once was? He's hitting the ball great, he's serving well, but it's that movement aspect.
No matter how good you are it's very hard to get back to where you once were.
"He's had an incredible career, now he's got to go and play on his own terms for as long as he wants. Like Lleyton Hewitt, he had surgeries but he loved the game so much he kept going.
"I hope I'm wrong, I hope he surprises us again and can do great things but physically will he get back to where he needs to be?
He can still play to a good level but will he be satisfied not being at the very top?”