British number two Andy Murray has delayed his return to the tennis court as he tries to regain full fitness having undergone a successful hip surgery in January.
Murray, 31, who has not played since last year’s Wimbledon had earlier hoped to play in the grass-court Libema Open in the ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, starting on 11 June but he has decided against that in favour of getting back to fitness.
In his words via BBC, the Scot said: “I am not quite ready to return. I am still aiming to play in the coming weeks, but I want to be 100% when I do return.”
“It is with regret that I won’t be ready to play in Hertogenbosch. I was excited to play there for the first time.”
Speaking further, the former world number one said: “I’ve been out close to a year now, which is a lot longer than me or any of my team expected, but I’m getting closer to playing again.”
“I’ve started training a few days ago and am hoping to make my comeback during the grass-court season.” he concluded.