As the Briton, Andy Murray declared that he will soon depart from the professional tennis just before the commencement of the Australian Open 2019 due to his prolonging hip pain. Over there, he gave a statement that he would set aside his tennis racquets on his home turf of Wimbledon this year. After his first-round loss at the Melbourne major, the Scotsman did not step on the tennis courts and he underwent hip surgery.
The present World Number 218 Brit’s resurfacing surgery in the month on January resulted in a constructive manner. Andy Murray acknowledges he is “pain-free” after the hip surgery. However, he also mentioned that his likeliness to play Wimbledon this year have been diminished. “The rehab is slow but going well,” the 31-year-old, Murray said. “I want to continue playing, I said that in Australia. The issue is I don’t know whether it’s possible.”
His resurfacing surgery does not permit him to play tennis at his highest level for at least the first four months or do any kind of high-impact physical training is forbidden for the Briton. After he completely recovers, the Brit would decide upon his decision to come back to professional tennis.
“I don’t feel any pressure to come back and play. I don’t feel like I have to get back to playing Wimbledon or playing tennis again. I just want the hip to be as good as it can be and if it allows me to play, that’s brilliant. If not, I’m not in pain anymore and I’m happy with that,” Murray added.
During the pre-tournament news conference in Melbourne, Andy Murray poignantly announced his vicinity towards the end of his career and his wrapping up would possibly take place at the Wimbledon 2019 and also stated that the first Grand Slam of 2019 could be the last tournament of his illustrious career.
After his defeat to the Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut and where the packed stadium in Melbourne rejoiced the presence of Andy Murray, he gently said that he hopes to play in front of the Melbourne crowd again. However, in the press conference after the match, Murray mentioned about undergoing a resurfacing surgery to get rid of the hip pain and lead a comfortable life.
The American tennis player, Bob Bryan also underwent the same surgery as Murray, but five months later he was seen in action with his twin, Mike Bryan. However, no tennis player has competed in singles after undergoing similar surgery.
“To play singles at Wimbledon I’d say it would be less than 50% chance, doubles maybe possibly,” Murray said. Bob Bryan had the same operation and was competing after five and a half months. But there is a vast difference between singles and doubles, in terms of the physicality and the loads you put through the body.”
Andy Murray feels it is feasible to return to the professional court but does not assure his comeback for the moment.