Former British number one Andy Murray is targeting a return to full fitness before the start of the grass-court season according to his mother Judy.
The 31-year-old has not featured in a competitive game since last year’s Wimbledon Open as a result of various injuries.
The Scot underwent a hip operation in January and he’s still trying to work his way back to full fitness thus making him a doubt for this year’s Wimbledon tournament which starts on July 2.
Judy Murray was speaking about the two-time Wimbledon champion in a chat with BBC Sport.
In her words, Judy Murray said: “He’s doing the rehabilitation. He’s been back on the court in the last couple of days.”
“His goal was always to try and be ready for the grass-court season and that is still his goal, so fingers crossed.”
The next event that the Andy Murray could play in is the grass-court Libema Open in Rosmalen, the Netherlands, from 11 to 17 June, however, former Fed Cup captain Judy is adamant that the British number two won’t feature at the Wimbledon Open if he is not ready.
She said: “Any player who has been out injured, it takes you a bit of time to get back to top form.”
“When he had his back surgery in 2013 he was back playing within three months, but it took him the best part of a year to get back to his top form.
“You need matches to build up your match fitness. You are not going to come back and start where you left off.
“He will be guided by his body and how he feels. He is the only person who knows how he feels.
“The most important thing is he gets fit again for the long term and any top athlete would tell you they would not come back until they felt they could give 100%, especially in a major like Wimbledon.” she added.
Speaking further about Andy Murray, Judy said: “He is not a stranger to rehabilitation and this one has taken longer than anyone probably expected and certainly longer than he would have liked.”
“It has been incredibly frustrating for him and his team and you have to develop resilience. Fortunately he is very resilient, always working really hard and doing what he has to do.
“He knows what he still wants to achieve in the game. He is getting closer to where he wants to be and you will all hear from him in the next couple of days.” she concluded.