Andy Murray has described his restoration from doubtlessly career-ending hip surgical procedure as “actually good” as he targets a comeback on the court docket later this yr, however the former Wimbledon champion did stress that he’s “fairly a good distance” from stepping up his coaching.
Murray has not performed tennis because the Australian Open first spherical in January, with the 31-year-old selecting to have hip resurfacing surgical procedure with the intention to deal with a long-standing and debilitating harm.
Murray confirmed earlier this yr that if his physique permits him to he’ll try a aggressive return, however the smiling Scot revealed on Sunday that he’s “pain-free” and residing a contented life, which was the precedence goal of the operation to enhance his customary of on a regular basis residing.
“It’s actually good truly,” Murray informed the BBC as he ready to start out the London Marathon. “No ache anymore and (I’m) only a bit weak from the place I bought minimize on the aspect of my leg for the operation, however I’m doing nicely, I’m completely satisfied, pain-free and having fun with my life.
“I’ve been hitting a couple of balls from a stationary place. I’m nonetheless fairly a good distance from testing it correctly operating round a court docket however I simply must see what occurs. I don’t really feel any stress that I’ve to come back again and play once more but when my physique feels good and I’m pain-free then I’ll give it a go.”
Whereas tennis would be the foremost goal for his return to aggressive motion, Murray did additionally define his intention to compete within the London Marathon sooner or later. Standing alongside his former coach Amelie Mauresmo – who not solely began the wheelchair and girls’s elite race however is competing within the mass occasion herself – Murray revealed how he turned impressed by the occasion a couple of years in the past whereas watching spouse Kim compete.
“I’m not a very good runner, I don’t notably get pleasure from it,” Murray added. “However I got here to observe my spouse do it 5 or 6 years in the past and I liked it. The environment was wonderful, I actually get pleasure from strolling round and seeing it in any respect the totally different factors and I’ll undoubtedly give it a go at some point – however not on the kind of occasions that Amelie is doing!
“That was the factor once I got here to observe, you don’t see it typically. The one different time I’ve actually seen that’s on the Olympics when everybody comes collectively supporting the identical trigger. Everybody’s so constructive. Initially I simply needed to identify my spouse after which on the finish you’re simply standing there cheering everybody that comes previous. It’s inspiring and it’s wonderful what everyone seems to be doing in the present day.”