Whilst it was believed that Andy Murray was heading back to London the former world number one was actually staying in Melbourne with his team and it was announced this morning the Brit has undergone hip surgery.
Following posts on social media the British number one does seem relaxed, upbeat and positive about the surgery and is looking forward to beginning the rehab to get back on court.
The hip surgery in Melbourne is a surprise but is something that you’d have expected to have been on the back burners for quite some time.
Murray has spoken and said that he does aim to hopefully be ready for the grass court season which would signal Queens as a target with Wimbledon a week after the conclusion at Queens Club. Despite setting this target he has said there is no rush and will not do what he has done in New York and Brisbane and turn up not physically ready.
He also spoke about a revised schedule and is something some of the older players on the tour especially Roger and Serena have adapted to over the last few years and we have started to see the same from Rafa and I wouldn’t be surprised if the others like Novak, Andy and Stan start thinking more about a reduced schedule but still competiting at major tournaments.
Now isn’t the time for speculation or predictions on someone’s future. These ‘experts’ seem to have used their crystal balls to predict the end but these ‘experts’ also said he was done after back surgery…