Andy Murray considered playing the Paris Masters
Murray, 30, hasn’t played on the tour since limping out of Wimbledon with a hip injury in July.
But he is the defending champion in Paris and he seriously pondered entering the ATP Masters 1000 event.
Murray is now back trainiing and for the last few weeks he’s been hiting at the indoor courts at Wimbledon and in nearby Raynes Park.
He has posted videos of himself serving and striking groundstrokes on Instagram as he recovers from his fitness problem.
There were hints that Murray could be about to make a shock return to action when his name appeared on the ‘Who is playing’ section of the Paris Masters website.
It’s reported that Murray had seriously considered giving turning out alongside Rafael Nadal and co a try as he nears full fitness.
Fans will see Murray return to action against Roger Federer this week in an exhibition match in Glasgow to raise money for charity.
Brother Jamie has revealed Andy is in good shape and said: “I hit with him the other week and he was hitting the ball absolutely fine and he was slowly building up his movement.