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Murray returns to court after surgery

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BRITISH tennis star, Andy Murray has returned to a tennis court two months after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery.

Murray, who has not played competitively since his first-round exit at the Australian Open in January, said in March he could possibly play at Wimbledon as he was now pain free after the surgery.

The 31-year-old posted a short video on Instagram, where he was seen hitting the ball in an outdoor court while rallying with a wall with a caption, “It’s a start.”

Murray had said he was not sure he could play in the singles draw at Wimbledon, a tournament he has won twice, but targeted a possible return in doubles at the 2019 tournament as it put less stress on his hip.

The three-times Grand Slam champion compared his situation to that of US doubles player Bob Bryan who returned to the court five and a half months after a similar procedure. The 2019 edition of the tennis tournament begins on July 1.

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