Analyzing Andy Murray's tennis career and its trajectory throughout the past few years, it's easy to observe that he reached his peak in 2016 with a special focus on the second part of that season. Clinching that second Wimbledon title opened up the door to a great deal of success. Later that summer, he went on to win a second gold medal at the Olympics. After a short setback at the 2016 US Open, Murray finished the season in style, surpassing Novak Djokovic in the rankings. From that peak, which had Murray reigning supreme at the O2 Arena in London, the fall came unexpectedly.

Soon after, the golden boy of British tennis saw his successful road hampered by a cocktail of low shape and poor fitness.

The comeback date is just around the corner

The 2018 season is weeks away from its start and Andy Murray is expected to make a strong comeback. One of the most relevant names in men's tennis over the past decade or so, the 30-year-old will kick off the comeback bid in Brisbane. He is expected to regain his status, which means Murray will be a true contender on the professional circuit again.

At 30 years old, Murray seems to be entering his final run as a professional tennis player. A few years ago, Murray had a similar lack of luster, but he used to have the time on his side, allowing him to handle things properly.

Now, a wasted season can definitely affect how much longer he will be able to continue competing on the biggest tennis stage. He can't afford to make too many wrong moves or to pursue bad strategies in the months to come.

Expectations will be at the highest point, the thirst should be the same

Along with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray will be leading a significant group of ATP tennis stars heading back into the fighting pit.

Seeing what Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have accomplished following their comebacks, the return journey will have a whole new meaning and direction.

Most people would expect Andy Murray to regain his shiny look in a matter of months. If everything goes according to plan, he will have all the reasons to hope for a bright resolution.

At the end of the day, he is the one who sets his own goals, he is his best ally and the greatest enemy as well.

In order to succeed, Murray has to find the proper balance between feeding up his desire to shine again and a long-term winning strategy. After all, his body might not be fully prepared to endure the hard tests the ATP circuit presents on a weekly basis.