Andy Murray reveals who convinced him to return to tennis after major hip surgery
Andy Murray says that the doctor who operated on his hip was also the person who convinced him to return to tennis, despite him deciding he no longer needed it in his life.
Murray hit rock bottom at the Australian Open in January, all but announcing his retirement due to losing his 18-month battle with his degenerative hip injury.
However, royal surgeon Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, who operated on the Queen Mother’s hip earlier in her career, worked her magic and removed the pain.
Then she went one better and convinced him he needed to return to tennis
“The lady who operated on me at the beginning said, ‘You can try, but don’t have such high expectations’,” Murray told the Express Sport.
“Then at some stage during the rehab I said, ‘You know what? I feel great. I have no pain in my hip and I am happy. I don’t need to play tennis’.
“Then it was her who started saying, ‘Oh no, you should give it a go!’
“Doctors need to gain confidence in the operation.
“I am hoping with me doing what I am doing maybe it will make people think they, too, can have the operation.”
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