‘I am in the best physical condition I’ve been in for years,’ claims Andy Murray

Andy Murray smiling at Queen's practice PA

Andy Murray has given his assessment of his previously-troublesome hip, saying that he is in the best condition that he has been in for YEARS.

Murray cut an emotional figure as he essentially announced his retirement at the Australian Open in January after revealing his attempted comeback had failed.

However, after a recommendation from doubles star Bob Bryan, who had also suffered the same injury, he underwent surgery shortly afterwards.

And, after putting the hip through its paces at Queen’s last week, where he won the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez, he has given a hugely positive assessment.

“In terms of hitting the ball and the skill level, I don’t think that that’s something that goes away,” Murray said.

“It’s the physical side of things and sometimes the mental, like the nerves.

“I expected something in my hip. I expected it to be sore, but I literally have nothing there.

“I spoke to Bob about that and he said in Australia he had a few little aches and pains.

“For me, it had been probably five or six years, where after matches I would get some pain and aching and throbbing.

“Things like that that, you would just anticipate and be waiting for that to happen.

“It doesn’t any more and it’s brilliant.”

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