Tim Henman urges Andy Murray not to rush comeback

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Tim Henman urges Andy Murray not to rush comeback

Former British tennis player Tim Henman has urged Andy Murray to stay patient with his hip injury. Murray hasn't played in almost a year -- since last year's Wimbledon. The Scot hoped to avoid a hip surgery but ended up under the knife in January.

Murray, 31, targets to return to competitive action during the upcoming grass-court season. The three-time Grand Slam champion is expected to play his first event since Wimbledon in s-Hertogenbosch. The s-Hertogenbosch event is due to be kicked off on 11 June.

"His mentality goes without saying but unfortunately this is an area where it doesn't matter what he thinks mentally, it's all about his body," Henman said. "He's got to make sure his body and his hip is 100 percent, or as close as he can get to that, before he can really worry about competing. "We know that the standard at the top level is so high, unless you are in peak physical condition it’s going to be very difficult to compete with the best players in the world." Recent rumors suggested that Murray may not be ready to return during the grass season.

However, Murray's mother Judy underlined a couple of days ago that her son still targets to make a comeback during the grass season. Also read: Andy Murray makes investment into tennis app Deuce