Tim Henman: Andy Murray is doing great mentally following hip surgery


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Tim Henman: Andy Murray is doing great mentally following hip surgery

Former British tennis star Tim Henman says Andy Murray is "doing great mentally" following his hip surgery. Murray, 31, underwent his second hip surgery at the end of January. During an emotional pre-Australian Open press conference, the Scot said he would love to be able to call it a career at Wimbledon.

However, the 31-year-old didn't rule out the possibility of the Australian Open being the last tournament of his career. ​ Murray fought hard as he came down from two sets to force a decider against world No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut but fell just short of making a big comeback as he suffered a first round exit at Melbourne Park.

Despite the loss, five-time Australian Open runner-up Murray was satisfied with his performance against Bautista Agut. Following his Australian Open campaign, Murray had two options -- to undergo another hip surgery or to delay his surgery and wait for Wimbledon.

The three-time Grand Slam champion likely won't be ready to play at Wimbledon in July but he hasn't ruled out a potential comeback to tennis in the future. After a painful Wimbledon quarter-final exit, Murray missed the rest of the 2017 season to rest and rehab his damaged hip.

Murray delayed going under the knife as much as he could but realized that was his only option after failing to recover in time for the beginning of the 2018 season. Murray returned to competitive action at the Queen's Club and played a couple of more events in 2018 before he called it a season at the end of September.

During his pre-tournament press conference at Melbourne Park, Murray said he couldn't do normal things due to hip pain and that his hip wasn't recovering properly after matches.