Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, plans return to action

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, plans return to action

Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, plans return to action

"I'd like to thank Dr. John O'Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me.

I'm going to be competing at the highest level again", said the Scot, after surgery on his right hip. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grasscourt season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wish and support over the last few days. "Having been recommended to treat my hip conservatively since the US Open I have done everything asked of me from a rehab perspective and worked extremely hard to try get back on the court competing".

But Murray, who has fallen to 19th in the world, said he is not "interested in coming back for a specific tournament".

Murray withdrew from the US Open two days before the start of the tournament in August a year ago, and said he realised he was not ready to compete in Brisbane last week when he tested his hip against other top-50 players.

His reluctance to be operated on was understandable.

The former world No 1 announced on his Facebook page that he underwent successful surgery to his right hip in Melbourne on Monday morning.

Two-time grand slam champion Hewitt failed to reach the latter stages of grand slams after undergoing surgery in 2008, while Kuerten's best after going under the knife in 2002 was the Australian Open third round.

"My plan is to be back playing around the grass court season - potentially before then - but I'm certainly not going to rush anything", Murray said in comments reported by the BBC.

If I can get myself to 95 per cent of my best, I believe that's enough to compete at the highest level.

"I'm very optimistic about the future - the surgeon is very happy about how it went".

He later revealed the surgery was successful.

Murray, 30, who has not played competitively since he was knocked out of Wimbledon in July, said he was not finished in the sport.

Sir Andy Murray has revealed that a driving motivation in his bid to return to the tennis court is a desire to have his eldest daughter watch him play.

"I've obviously been going through a really hard period with my hip for a long time and have sought council from a number of hip specialists", Murray wrote in that statement on his social media accounts.

'I was talking to Andy in Abu Dhabi and told him I was getting pain in one of my hips and he told me his problems were in both hips, ' Cash told the Sunday Times.

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