Jamie Murray remains confident younger brother Andy can get fit in time to make an impression during the fast-approaching summer grass season.

The younger Murray, who turned 34 a week ago, was unable to get it together on court during the spring clay campaign after suffering with a groin strain.

The three-time Grand Slam champion last competed on March 3, losing in Rotterdam.

An attempted return in late March for Miami fell through and Murray only made a brief appearance this month in two doubles matches in Rome, his side playing as alternates.

The plan for the two-time Wimbledon winner and veteran of two hip surgeries seems to be to focus on grass.

Murray’s latest setback: missing Roland Garros which starts next Sunday.

“It has been frustrating for him. Obviously he keeps getting niggles and stuff that has set him back,” Jamie Murray told BBC Scotland.

“For him, he just needs to get a clear run of events, and that is what has been difficult for him for various reasons over the last few months.”

He added: “His game is good, he just needs the chance to compete.

“Hopefully he can get a good four or five weeks  of (grass) tournaments under his belt and try to build up some momentum for himself.”


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