Andy Murray has announced that he has undergone surgery in a bid to resolve his long-standing hip problem.
The former world number one has not played competitively since Wimbledon and after an attempted comeback was halted after one exhibition match, the 30-year-old was left to consider his options.
Murray has previously suggested that he would only consider an operation on the area as a last resort, but the Scot has now revealed that he is optimistic that he can make a return to professional tennis, potentially during the grass-court campaign.
The Three-time Major winner is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: “I’m not finished playing tennis yet. I’m going to be competing at the highest level again. I’m very optimistic about the future – the surgeon is very happy about how it went.
“My plan is to be back playing around the grass-court season – potentially before then – but I’m certainly not going to rush anything. I want to know when I come back that I’m ready.”