Murray unsure over his return

06 March 2019 07:06:00 EST

Andy Murray says he will just have to wait and see if he is able to resume his playing career, as he continues his rehabilitation from resurfacing surgery on his right hip.

The three-time Grand Slam winner and two-time Olympic singles champion went under the knife after making a short-lived comeback at the Australian Open, where he lost out to Roberto Bautista Agut in a five-set first-round marathon.

If it's possible, I'd certainly love to compete again.

Andy Murray

He previously had surgery 12 months earlier which failed to cure a problem which forced Murray to miss four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments following Wimbledon in the summer of 2017.

And Murray admits that he is still unsure if he will be able to return to the court at all, but accepts that there is little he can do to alter that situation at the moment.

He told reporters: "I want to continue playing, 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, since I had the operation, than I was over the last 12 months. 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."

Murray had previously indicated that he would at least like to have the opportunity to bow out at Wimbledon this summer, having won the title at SW19 in both 2013 and 2016.

He is currently 11/1 to win Wimbledon for a third time, with Roger Federer priced at 10/3 and defending champion Novak Djokovic 13/8.

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