Mur­ray’s sur­geon pes­simistic about Wim­ble­don hopes

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Sports -

Andy Mur­ray’s hip sur­geon has re­vealed it will be very dif­fi­cult for the Bri­ton to con­tinue play­ing un­til Wim­ble­don.

An emo­tional Mur­ray ad­mit­ted on Fri­day that his time as a pro­fes­sional is nearly up due to the pain he still suf­fers, and re­vealed his hope to bow out at his home grand slam in the sum­mer.

But Dr John O’Don­nell, who op­er­ated on the Scot’s trou­ble­some right hip, said: “I don’t think it is im­pos­si­ble, but it will be very dif­fi­cult.

“He en­joys the Aus­tralian Open, and has been very keen to play, but Wim­ble­don is the high point for him.

“Ide­ally he would want to play there, but I imag­ine once you make the de­ci­sion that you are go­ing to stop it must get very dif­fi­cult to keep go­ing with the re­hab, never-end­ing ex­er­cis­ing, and putting up with the pain.

“Once you see the end in sight, I guess it would be harder to get mo­ti­vated.”

■ Andy Mur­ray: ad­mit­ted his time is nearly up

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