Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said he was "constant pain" because of hip issue and undergoing a hip surgery was definitely the right thing to do. After battling hip issues for many years, Murray underwent his first hip surgery in 2018.
A year later, Murray underwent a second hip surgery and since then he has been playing with a metal hip. "I was in constant pain even when I went to walk the dogs so I think, initially, it's difficult to deal with but then over time the consistency of the pain and it just being every single day sort of wore me down," Murray said on The Emma Barnett Meets show, per Sportskeeda.
"I filmed a documentary during my rehab and the injuries and surgeries and stuff and when I watch that back I kind of realize, which I didn't whilst I was going through it, like I was in a pretty bad place. So, I probably didn't deal with it particularly well you know in the end but it had been going on for a long time and it was stopping me from doing what I love as well."
Murray: I dealt with hip discomfort for six or seven years
"Well, I think as athletes you're used to sort of always having a certain level of pain from the training and the matches that you do, and that's kind of normal.
So, most athletes have a relatively high level of pain tolerance, but then with my hip, I dealt with discomfort in my hip for probably six or seven years," Murray added. Not many players return from a hip replacement surgery but Murray was able to overcome the odds and return to professional tennis.
Murray, who hasn't had a deep Grand Slam run since 2017, has made it clear that his goal is to make a great result at Wimbledon.