Andy Murray facing time out after undergoing hip operation
Andy Murray underwent surgery on his right hip on Monday morning and is hoping to return to competitive tennis for the 2018 grass-court season.
The 30-year-old former world number one, who has not competitively played since Wimbledon last summer and last week withdrew from this month's Australian Open, announced via his official Facebook page that he had gone under the knife in Melbourne, and vowed to return to the top.
Murray wrote: "Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne.
"I'd like to thank Dr John O'Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grass-court season.
"Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I'll come back from this."