Andy Murray rates his chances of playing at Wimbledon this summer following hip surgery

The Scot can only begin high-intensity training four months after surgery (Picture: Getty)

Andy Murray has downplayed his chances of being able to play at Wimbledon this summer despite being pain free after successful hip surgery.

The Scot had his hip resurfaced in January after losing in the first round of the Australian Open to Roberto Bautista Agut, hinting in a tearful press conference that he could be forced to retire.

Although his latest operation went well, Murray has now told the BBC that his chances of playing singles at the All England Club are ‘less than 50%’.

At an event for Castore on Wednesday, Murray said he would be continuing playing (Getty)

He explained: ‘The operation went well. I’m feeling good and walking around pain free – which hasn’t been the case for pretty much 18 months, two years.

‘That was the main reason for having it done. I’m happy with how that’s going and day to day things I’m doing are more enjoyable now.’

On whether he will return to the top level, he continued: ‘I have to wait and see.

‘I’m not allowed to do high-intensity movement for the first four months after the surgery and it is only then when I can see if I can compete at any level.

Murray broke down in tears at the Australian Open and suggested his career could be over (Getty)

‘Whether that is playing top 10, that is unlikely, but getting to the top 50, top 100, might be possible.

‘I don’t feel any pressure to come back, I don’t feel pressure to play. If it allows me to play that’s brilliant.’

Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the very end of January, meaning he can only begin high-intensity training at the end of May – giving him just one month to get ready for Wimbledon.


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