The current season is about to end and Andy Murray won't be part of the ending spectacle at the O2 Arena in London where the Nitto ATP Finals are set to be held. The former world No. 1 has been on recovery time after a hip injury struck while competing in the quarterfinals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. Currently ranked third on the ATP leaderboard he is expected to plunge outside the top 10 next Monday when the ranking will be updated with the Paris-Bercy numbers. The last Masters 1000 of the year is on a roll in Paris this week. For Murray, things went on a different road than expected especially while holding the ATP summit to himself.

Andy Murray took the right decision by choosing a long break

Andy Murray's comeback should be a worth-watching story in 2018. Although he took a long break from the competitive area, that can only stand as a proof of his total commitment. He chose to look from an objective point of view, an outside the box thinking that aims for longevity rather than a reckless short-term strategy. That's a reason why he should succeed in his future endeavors. At 30-years-old, time is now a limited resource at his disposal. Knowing that fact and willing to trade off some of it for an extended professional career shows a great sign of maturity.

Moreover, this recipe seems to be working very well for others. Just look how dominant Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been throughout the entire season of 2017.

Ten years ago, at 30-years old, a tennis player's career used to hang by a fragile thread. Now, things are moving into a new era and with the support of modern medicine and cutting-edge fitness techniques, a professional player may hope for an extended prognosis.

Andy Murray has a complete package

Sometimes, a unique set of skills may not be enough for a tennis player to thrive.

In Andy Murray's case, the skills set blends with an extraordinary mindset which ultimately works as a perfect symbiotic mechanism. Thus, the intrinsic value and the ways he can access in order to execute quality are working in a complementary relation. It's an interdependence that eventually earned Andy Murray a spot in the so-called Big Four select group.

His unique set of skills and a special frame his mind operates in are the next two factors that can keep him relevant years from now. The only question remains whether or not he can find a proper way to mix all these features as he did before taking the time off.