Andy Murray recalls hilarious chat with surgeon

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Andy Murray recalls hilarious chat with surgeon

In a column for the BBC, Andy Murray recalled his hilarious conversation with the surgeon before his second hip surgery earlier this year in February. "I knew she had operated on the Queen Mother's hip in the past and other well-known people from outside of sport - but I didn't know how that would translate to working on an athlete.

I first met Sarah in late January, shortly after I got back to London from Melbourne, and we chatted for about an hour. During this, I asked her: 'How do I know you're good?' I wasn't doing it to be rude, but in sport, you can tell how good someone is by their ranking.

But how do I know a surgeon is good? She just said to me: 'Well, you don't. You don't know.' I felt she was very honest with me and I admired that. She didn't promise I would get back to playing. She told me exactly what to expect and what my expectations should be.

If she didn't know something then she would say she didn't know the answer rather than trying to sell me something that might not be the case. That was why I had surgery with her." Murray is playing his fourth tournament in doubles, at the Citi Open in Washington with brother Jamie. He is also committed to play doubles at the Rogers Cup in Montreal with Feliciano Lopez.