Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob Bryan

first_img Reuters MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 15:56 IST Andy Murray went down fighting in the first round of the Australian Open (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray suffered a first round defeat at the Australian Open on MondayMurray has been suffering from a right hip injury for nearly two years nowBob Bryan has urged Murray to undergo a hip surgeryDoubles veteran Bob Bryan, who has made a successful return to competitive tennis following hip surgery, has urged Andy Murray to have the same operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.Murray was eliminated from the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, and said the match could be the last of his professional career, with the pain of his right hip having become unbearable.The three-times Grand Slam champion said he would decide whether to have surgery within a week or push on through the pain to farewell fans at Wimbledon.Bryan, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles in men’s and mixed doubles, and an Olympic gold medal with twin brother Mike, cut his 2018 season short in May and had hip surgery in August before returning to competitive tennis this year.He said he had not advised Murray either way but hoped he would get the surgery to at least improve his quality of life.”I’m just telling him, I feel great, quality of life is great, practices are going well,” said 40-year-old Bryan.”Maybe I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m only five months. The doctors said this is more of like a seven or eight months until you feel perfect.”Until I feel that, I can’t give you the guarantee, but I think he’s to the point where this is probably his last option.”I would love to see him do it just for quality of life. You can sleep, walk, be with your kids, play. It’s frustrating when you can’t put on your shoes.”advertisementBryan conceded that he was unsure how Murray’s hip would hold up under the comparatively greater strain of singles.”I never once told him this is the way to go because I do see that singles is a different monster,” he said.”Those guys are really sliding around, killing themselves for four hours. Who knows if this joint would hold up.”It’s not going to break, but who knows if you have that little explosiveness needed to be super quick on the singles court. If you’re a step slow, it’s very exposed out there on a singles court.”While limping and grimacing between points, a typically dogged Murray bowed out of Melbourne with a brave defeat in five sets to 22nd seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.An emotional Bryan struggled to compose himself in the media conference as he spoke of Murray’s tearful media conference on Friday when he said he would likely retire this year.”I stayed up till three in the morning watching all the tributes on social media,” he said.”It really hit a nerve with me. I mean, he’s a special guy. No one has a heart like him. I think you guys saw the response he got from everyone.””I personally think he can [come back from the surgery],” he added.”But, you know, there’s no evidence that it’s possible in tennis. I mean, so much wear and tear. But I think he could do it.”Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Bob Bryan Next Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanBob Bryan has urged Andy Murray to have a hip operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.advertisementlast_img read more

Dynagas Eyes Five More LNG Tankers

first_imgzoom Dynagas LNG Partners is looking into the opportunity of acquiring five LNG carriers currently owned by the company’s sponsor, Dynagas Holding Ltd.Namely, the tanker owner, which has increased the size of its fleet by approximately 69% on a cubic meter capacity basis in 2014, said it was continuing its focus on further fleet growth.“The fleet of five LNG carriers (the ‘optional vessels’) currently owned by our sponsor, which we have the right to acquire, provides us with an identified opportunity for growth. I look forward to working with our team towards meeting our goals, which we believe will benefit our unitholders,” the company said.The company reported net income of USD 14.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to USD 11 million in the corresponding period of 2014, an increase of 34.9%.Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was USD 28.1 million, compared to USD 16.5 million in the corresponding period of 2014, which represents an increase of 70.3%.“The results show an improvement compared to the same period in 2014, which is primarily due to the increase in the number of vessels in our fleet in line with our growth strategy,” the company said in a comment on its quarter results.“During this past quarter, we had 100% fleet utilization, which positively affected our financial results and which we believe reflects to the quality of our vessels and our manager’s operational ability,” the comment further read.The LNG carrier owner and operator said that its fleet was fully contracted through 2016 and 80% contracted through 2017.last_img read more