less than 50% chance i play at wimbledon – andy murray

10:00    07 Mar 2019

Andy Murray
Despite previous hints that he may retire, Andy Murray had stated that he hopes to continue playing professional tennis.

The British Grand Slam winner was last in action at the Australian Open earlier this year, where he was knocked out by Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut in a five-set thriller.

Since then he has gone under the knife to have surgery on his right hip, in order to address a long-standing issue.

Murray said on Wednesday that he is recovering well after the operation and hopes to play again, though he admits that he is unsure when he’ll be back on the court.

“I want to continue playing, I said that in Australia. The issue is I don't know whether it is going to be possible,"Murray said.

"I'm a lot happier now than I was over the last 12 months since I had the operation. I have no pain in my hip any more and I was in a lot of pain for a long time.

"The rehab has been slow but it's been going pretty well. I just need to kind of wait and see how things progress. If it's possible, I'd certainly love to compete again.”

Murray added that his chances of playing at this year’s Wimbledon are relatively slim.

"To play singles at Wimbledon I'd say it would be less than 50 percent chance, doubles maybe possibly," Murray added.

"Bob Bryan [a notable doubles player] 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.

"I think it is possible to return to singles, but I don't want to say it is highly likely because it hasn't been done before. I can't look at another tennis player and say that guy has done it.

"The surgeons said I can try but couldn't give me any guarantees."

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