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Andy Murray practises in Brisbane before undergoing hip surgery.

Murray Undergoes Hip Surgery

Scot hopes to return during the grass-court season

Andy Murray, the five-time Australian Open finalist who withdrew from the event last week due to a hip injury, announced on social media that he underwent successful surgery on Monday in Australia.

"Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne,” Murray wrote. "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 grass court season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I'll come back from this.”

The former World No. 1 has not played since Wimbledon, when he lost in the quarter-finals against Sam Querrey. The 30-year-old does not lack motivation to work toward a return.

"One of the things that I would like to do is play until my eldest daughter is able to watch me and have a small understanding of what it is I've done for my living,” Murray told reporters. "That's one of the things that's motivated me to keep playing. That would be cool if she can come along and watch me hit some balls or practice just to see what it is I do.”

Murray’s eldest daughter, Sophia, will be two years old in February.

"I'm not finished playing tennis yet. I'm going to be competing at the highest level again," Murray said. "I'm very optimistic about the future — the surgeon is very happy about how it went."

And for any concerned fans, Murray is in good spirits.

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