Andy Murray has made a provisional return to the tennis court since his hip surgery. He is hopeful that the hip surgery would help him to make a comeback and also save his tennis career. The two-time Wimbledon champion posted a video on a social media platform with a caption stating that ‘It’s a start’.
Murray underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in January, which indicated that he might not be able to play matches professionally again. Murray, a winner of three Grand Slam titles, had signalled of retirement before taking leave from the Australian Open in the first round in January. During that time he tried hard to deal with his continued pain from a constant hip-problem. At that time he stated that the surgery is life threatening as it could end his career but the brighter side is he might be able to enjoy an improved quality of life.
In March, Murray stated that he is pain-free. He even stated that he was not sure whether he would be able to play in the singles draw at Wimbledon; however, he is aiming a possible return in doubles during this year’s tournament as it would put very little stress on his hip.
The three-time Grand Slam champion compared his case to that of American doubles player Bob Bryan who returned to the court 5-1/2 months after going through a similar surgery.
Since the surgery, Murray spoke with careful buoyancy about his future in sports.
However, he added that he wasn’t under pressure to restart a career that has also seen him win two Olympic gold medals among 45 singles titles. Murray stated that he wanted to extend his career for his own pleasure. He is happier presently than he was even two months ago.