Andy Murray says he is “ache free” after hip surgical treatment however that his prospects of playing singles at Wimbledon this year are “lower than 50%”.
Murray had hip resurfacing surgical treatment in January, which he said intended it became once that you would possibly perhaps well well also imagine he would no longer be ready to play professionally all over again.
But the three-time Tall Slam champion said it became once the only chance if he wished to return to competitive action.
“The rehab is unhurried however going effectively,” the 31-year-frail Briton said.
“I are looking to proceed playing, I said that in Australia. The affirm is I produce no longer know whether or no longer it is that you would possibly perhaps well well also imagine.”
In an interview with BBC sports editor Dan Roan at Queen’s Club, the frail world #1 added: “The operation went effectively. I am feeling correct and strolling round ache free – which hasn’t been the case for vivid a lot 18 months, two years.
“The motive for having the surgical treatment became once to bolster the whole day-to-day things and my quality of lifestyles.
“I wasn’t playing tennis, I wasn’t playing going out for walks and doing staple items – it became once painful tying my laces. I needed to effect away with that.”
Murray added he became once beneath “no tension” to resume a occupation which has also viewed him decide two Olympic gold medals amongst 45 singles titles.
“I’ve to wait and peek. I am no longer allowed to launch doing any excessive-influence circulate for the first four months after the surgical treatment and it is far easiest then when I’m in a position to peek if I’m in a position to compete at any stage,” he said.
“Whether or no longer that is competing within the tip 10 within the world, that can well also presumably be unlikely, however would possibly perhaps well also I receive to top 50, top 100 stage? That is also that you would possibly perhaps well well also imagine.
“I produce no longer truly feel any tension to return relieve; I produce no longer truly feel tension to play. If it enables me to play that is brilliant.”
Murray broke down in tears at the Australian Start in January, pronouncing in his pre-tournament news convention that he planned to retire after this year’s Wimbledon on memoir of the ache in his hip.
However, he added that the first Tall Slam of 2019 would possibly perhaps well also conceal to be the final tournament of his occupation.
After a gutsy first-round 5-arena defeat by Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, Murray perceived to melt his stance by telling the Melbourne crowd he hoped to peek them all over again next year.
had the the same surgical treatment final year and became once relieve playing all over again, alongside twin brother Mike, 5 months later.
No tennis participant has competed in singles after having the operation.
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“To play singles at Wimbledon I’d command it can well be lower than 50% chance, doubles maybe presumably,” Murray added.
“Bob Bryan had the the same operation and became once competing after 5 and a half of months. But there is a nice inequity between singles and doubles, by the physicality and the heaps you build by the body.
“I reflect it is far doubtless to return to singles, however I produce no longer are looking to convey it is far extremely doubtless because it hasn’t been performed sooner than. I will not watch at one other tennis participant and command that guy has performed it.
“The surgeons said I’m in a position to are attempting however would possibly perhaps well no longer give me any guarantees.
“The factor that affords me hope is that in Australia and within the previous 18 months, my hip became once in a terribly unhealthy procedure and I became once aloof ready to compete and decide matches against very correct gamers.”
“If my hip is healthier now and with much less ache there is a chance I would possibly perhaps well also perform all of it over again.”