Andy Murray has declared his hip operation a success and he now wants to return to tennis.
The three-time Major champion went under the knife in January after 18 months coping with chronic hip pain.
Before the Australian Open, the Scot admitted the hip injury could force him into retirement.
But a hip resurfacing operation in January, the double Olympic champion has declared he is pain-free and ready for a comeback.
“I want to continue playing,” said the world No.2018. I said that in Australia. The issue is I don't know whether it is going to be possible.
"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 anymore 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.”
Doubles legend Bob Bryan returned to tennis in January after undergoing the same procedure last August.
Murray played his first competitive matches since the US Open at the Brisbane International and then then Australian Open and underwent hip surgery in January.
He limped out of Wimbledon in 2017 and was out of action for a year. He played only 12 matches in 2018, winning seven and losing five.
Murray was speaking at Queen's Club at the announcement of a new “long-term partnership” with Castore.
Murray is to take be stakeholder in the Liverpool company and will join the board on an advisory board – and he said it was “potentially” a template for his post-career investments.
He said: “Obviously I will need to see exactly what I want to do when I finish playing. I have other interests as well and whether I want to go into coaching and commentary. I need to decide that when I finish playing. But it is exciting and I certainly wouldn't rule it out in the future.”
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