Andy Murray aims to play singles this year

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Andy Murray aims to play singles this year

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray is aiming to make a singles comeback this year but insists he is a no rush to do so as it is unlikely that we will see the Briton in singles action before the US Open. The three-time Grand Slam champion underwent a hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January, with his primary surgery goals being improving the quality of his life and then giving himself a chance to potentially return to tennis.

Six months later following his hip surgery, the 32-year-old is set to return to competitive action at the Queen's Club -- where he will test his troublesome hip by playing doubles with 2016 French Open doubles champion Feliciano Lopez.

"I hope at some stage this year I would be able to get back to playing singles again," Murray said, per The Daily Mail. "When that is, I'm not really interested in putting a time limit on it because I'm quite happy just now so I don't need to play singles after Wimbledon or at the US Open.

"If I can that would be brilliant but I don't think that's going to be the case, I think it's going to take a bit longer. "It's baby steps just now. I'm feeling good, pretty much pain-free and enjoying kind of just training, practising, improving all the time.

I don't think when Wimbledon finishes that I will just step onto the singles court the following week and everything's good. "I still have quite a lot of work to do before I'm at a level where I feel like I'll be able to be competitive.

At this moment I've been progressing all the time, at some stage, it's probably going to plateau for a while before I'm able to kick on."