Andy Murray Undergoes His Second Hip Surgery

Published 01/29/2019, 10:21 AM EST
Andy Murray at the Australian Open 2019

One the elements of the ‘Big Four’ of tennis, Andy Murray announced his retirement from tennis earlier in the month of January, this year. And mentioned that he will be winding up his illustrious career on his home turf in England. His prolonged hip pain has denied the Scotsman to perform effectively on the ATP circuit. He operated his hip January 2018 and participated in 15 matches since then. In the Australian Open 2019, the Brit made an early exit and lost a five-set opener to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain. Post his loss in Melbourne, Murray underwent one more hip surgery. Hopefully, Murray should be fit for the SW19 tournament in the summer since the operation does not give an assurance that the Briton will be pain-free.   

Andy Murray’s operation on Monday was the second time he had undergone surgery in the past

The operation involves a layer of metal is placed within the pelvic socket. “I underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning … feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully, that will be the end of my hip pain. I now have a metal hip,” Murray announced it on social media after his treatment. “Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.” The 40-year-old American doubles tennis player, Bob Bryan also underwent a similar hip injury last year and was back on the ATP tour within five months of time.

Andy Murray playing at the Australian Open 2019

Murray added that the surgery would help him to lead a peaceful life ahead. “However, there is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation,” he continued. “I want to play tennis, but not with the hip I have right now. Just going to walk my dogs, playing football with my friends, is the worst thing I can think of doing. I hate it because it’s so sore and it’s uncomfortable. Waiting another five or six months to do something like that is just another period where I’m really uncomfortable.”



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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.