Murray announces hip surgery, eyes grasscourt season

Ruben Hill
January 8, 2018

Despite a couple of seemingly positive exhibitions in the past couple of weeks, Murray admitted defeat last Thursday when he pulled out of the Australian Open.

ANDY MURRAY HAS targeted a return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year after undergoing surgery in a bid to rectify a long-standing hip problem.

The former world number one announced on his Facebook page that he underwent successful surgery to his right hip in Melbourne on Monday morning.

"I went in at 7.30am [Melbourne time] and I woke up from the operation about 10.30am", Murray said, according to the Guardian.

Murray last featured at Wimbledon in July after his quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey and made a decision to take the rest of the year off to recover from an injury to his right hip.

The former Wimbledon champion would go on to claim that the Briton is experiencing problems in both his hips, rather than just the one hip which could affect his tennis future. He felt that my hip will be feeling better than it did a year ago.

But Murray is confident he can still challenge for titles post-surgery and hopes to make his comeback on his favourite surface, with Wimbledon starting on 2 July. I'm going to take my time to make sure that the rehab is done properly, and make sure that the surgery is as successful as it can be. "I'll certainly be more considered in the amount of tournaments I play, even though I play a conservative schedule anyway in comparison to most of the players on the tour".

The Three-time Major victor is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "I'm not finished playing tennis yet".

"I want to know when I come back that I'm ready".

'I'm going to be competing at the highest level again'. "I'm just looking forward to not being in pain".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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