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Andy Murray feels 'battered and bruised' after having hip resurfacing surgery

The former world No 1 announced he had undergone the procedure on social media

Andy Murray's last appearance on court before he had his latest surgery was at the Australian Open earlier in January. Reuters
Andy Murray's last appearance on court before he had his latest surgery was at the Australian Open earlier in January. Reuters

Former world No 1 Andy Murray has undergone a hip resurfacing surgery in London, the 31-year-old said on Instagram on Tuesday.

Three-time grand slam winner Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing a hip operation last January and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open, having said that the tournament could be his last as a professional.

The 31-year-old Scot's post on Instagram featured an X-ray picture of his hip.

"I now have a metal hip," Murray wrote in a post on Instagram following his surgery on Monday.

"Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain."

Murray initially had surgery on his right hip in January 2018 and has played 15 matches since returning to action last June.

He was due to play in next month's Marseille Open but withdrew from the tournament last week.

Monday's operation was the second time Murray had undergone surgery in the past 12 months after a first operation failed to ease the pain in his hip.

Ahead of this latest bout of surgery, Murray spoke to US doubles specialist Bob Bryan, who has just returned to the game following the same procedure last year.

Bryan urged Murray to have similar surgery, although the greater physical demands of singles compared to doubles, mean there is no guarantee this operation could help the British tennis great to regain a place among the world's top players.

Updated: January 29, 2019 02:16 PM

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