Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Murray undergoes hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon

Murray undergoes hip surgery, hopes to be back for Wimbledon

The Briton, 30, has said he is optimistic about his future and is aiming to play at Wimbledon this summer following the operation on his right hip by Dr John O'Donnell, one of the world's leading hip surgeons.

Before Andy Murray had started experiencing the pain in his right hip that forced him to go under the knife in Melbourne this morning, he had discussed with his wife, Kim, a year ago on what was driving his urge to continue playing well into his 30s. "I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grasscourt season", he added. "I'll come back from this".

The three-time Grand Slam champion, who dislodged Novak Djokovic from the top of the rankings towards the end of 2016, has slipped to 19th in the world due to his lengthy lay-off.

Last year, however, his hip began to cause concern at the French Open where he reached the semi-finals and he was walking with a limp throughout Wimbledon.

Return: Murray aims to play Wimbledon 2018.

Murray has been told to expect a 14-week recovery period and he is targeting a return to the court by June. That's one of the things that motivated me to keep playing.

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"I want to come back when I'm fit and ready to play, not to get into a situation like in Brisbane or NY, where I'm unsure when I turn up at a tournament how fit I am", he said.

Murray said he can get himself back to "95 per cent of my best". "I was still doing fine a year ago, ranked No1 in the world".

"I'll be playing a reduced schedule and then focusing more on trying to win major events and big tournaments rather than trying to achieve certain ranking goals", he said.

The Scot attempted a return at the US Open in August but pulled out two days before the start of the tournament and last week he withdrew from the Australian Open, which starts on January 15.

Former champion Stan Wawrinka and Canada's Milos Raonic are also returning from injuries but intend to play in Melbourne.

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