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Melbourne | Murray operated on

Melbourne | Murray operated on
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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 Melbourne

Andy 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.”








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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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