Andy Murray on track with recovery from hip injury, says brother Jamie

Andy Murray is making good progress in his bid to return from a career-threatening hip injury, according to his brother Jamie.

Murray has not played since losing to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open in January and has since had a hip resurfacing operation in order to try and make a comeback to top-level tennis.

His brother Jamie joined the likes of Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters and Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon on Sunday to play under the new Court One roof, testing its functionality and air flow systems ahead of the tournament in July.

Asked if Andy would relish another opportunity to play there, Jamie told Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao: “I hope so. I’m pretty sure he wants to be able to do that again at some point.

“He’s doing his rehab. I think he is on track with his recovery for where he is in terms of the timing of it right now

“I think his goal is just rehab and getting his hip as strong as possible, so when he does get a chance to get back out on court and train properly he’s kind of in the best position to really find out what is going to be possible for him.

“He’s hitting a few tennis balls, he’s not tanking it around the court movement-wise but as I said that is what he is building up to.

“I don’t know when that will happen but he’s doing fine. He’s pain-free and he’s just a lot happier, but we’ll have to wait and see. It’s difficult to know what is going to be possible for him.”

Jamie has been playing golf with Andy, and added: “That’s his competition just now.

“He’s been starved of that for a while, so he’s been getting right into that, which is cool. Not so good for me because he is playing better than me just now!”

Jamie was also asked if he would ever play doubles with Andy, and said: “It’s something we do want to do at some point, but I guess it just depends on certain situations in both our careers. But I don’t think this year (it) will happen.”

Former Wimbledon champions Navratilova and Pat Cash both expressed confidence Andy would be back playing at SW19 at some point.

Nine-time winner Navratilova said: “I don’t think it’s going to happen this year, I don’t think he’ll be quite ready.

“I just hope he takes his time so he can play pain-free, and I would not be surprised if he does really well here next year.”

Cash, champion in 1987, said: “I have no doubts Andy will get to play back here.

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