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Murray announces hip surgery, hopes to return soon

London: Andy Murray announced he had hip surgery in Australia on Tuesday and is hoping to return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year. The 30-year-old Scot has not played competitively since being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year and last week withdrew from this month's Australian Open. "I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne," the former world number one said on Facebook.
"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 grasscourt season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I'll come back from this."
The grasscourt season starts after the French Open, with the first event taking place in Stuttgart from June 11.
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