Melbourne | Murray operated on
Despite all his attempts to avoid surgery to his right hip, Andy Murray went under the knife in Melbourne last night and hopes to be back to play competitively in time for Wimbledon.
I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in MelbourneAndy Murray
If he achieves that target, he will have been virtually out of action for twelve months having lost in the quarter-finals of The Championships last year.
The former world No1 who still tops the British rankings, has been told he will have to expect a 14-week convalescence period which would take him into June.
“I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne,” Murray wrote on his Facebook page. “I’d like to thank Dr John O’Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grass court season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I’ll comeback from this.”
The 30-year-old Murray, though, accepts he will have to reduce his workload on court but believes he can get himself back to “95 percent of my best.”
Speaking to the British press, he said: “I’m certainly not going to be putting in the same amount of tournaments and effort to try to get to No. 1. 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.
“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.”