Andy Murray opens his 2019 season in Brisbane next week, but all is still not well with the former No. 1s hip which underwent surgery almost a year ago. Earlier today he met the media at the event.
“I still have some pain in my hip but I need to play matches and see how it feels when I am able to play three, four, five matches in a row and take it from there,” Murray told the Telegraph.
“Last year when I came here it was tough, I was struggling quite a lot. It definitely feels a bit better than it did coming here last year. I’ve always loved playing here.
“I’m in a better place than I was a few months ago.”
He added that at 31 and nearing the end of his career, he doesn’t want an injury to dictate his future.
“You want to go out on your own terms. If I decided to stop six months ago having not played or gotten back to a level where I can compete again, I would have looked back and regretted that,” he said.
“I owed it to myself to give myself the best possible shot to get back to a level I was happy with.”
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