Murray optimistic on comeback hopes
Andy Murray hasn't given up on a return to competitive tennis, according to his brother Jamie.
Former world number one Murray underwent a hip resurfacing operation in January and admitted at the time the surgery was ultimately to improve his quality of life and a being able to continue his career in tennis would be an added bonus.
The three-time Grand Slam winner and two-time Olympic champion has taken steps towards a return in recent weeks and posted a story on his Instagram account showing him on a court hitting balls again.
Jamie admits it is still unclear if the 31-year-old will be able to return to singles or any form of competitive tennis, but he says Andy retains hope he will be able to get back to action.
Speaking on the The 2 Barrys Tennis Takeaway Podcast, he said: "I think he's probably cautiously optimistic now.
"He obviously didn't know what was going to be possible so first and foremost I think he's just happy not to have the pain everyday because that was so debilitating, so depressing each day to wake up and go through that pain all the time.
"At least he's got rid of that now and hopefully he can get back on court, but to what level? We don't know yet."
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