Brad Gilbert: 'Murray can take heart from Federer, Nadal'

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Brad Gilbert: 'Murray can take heart from Federer, Nadal'

Brad Gilbert admitted that Andy Murray won't have an easy comeback After having an hip surgery last week. The ESPN analyst and tennis coach said: 'He has not played a match since Wimbledon and it must have been a quandary as to whether to get surgery done straight away or play on.

It is not going to be easy at all for him to get back to the top and especially tough to come back after a year out, it seems a short time to recover from hip surgery. Murray and [Novak] Djokovic have clearly seen Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal come back from time out and go 'boom' and felt that is the way to go.' 'He came back in 2013 after I think four or five months out with a back injury.

Obviously, he was younger then, but he is six years younger than Federer and younger than Nadal and we know what they did last year', added Gilbert. 'It is very concerning for Murray and will be a big challenge for him, but he would not have had the surgery if it was not totally necessary and he can take great inspiration and heart from what Federer and Nadal have done.

I certainly hope he can get right back to the top.' ALSO READ: Paul Annacone reveals ingredients behind Roger Federer's success .