Murray eyes return to singles action in 2019

Andy Murray: I’m going to have a different perspective if I come back

Andy Murray: I’m going to have a different perspective if I come back

"I'm feeling good, pretty much pain free and enjoying kind of just training, practising, improving all the time just now". "There are certain things you realise as you get older and especially because of what I have been through the last couple of years".

"I don't think when Wimbledon finishes that I will just step onto the singles court the following week and everything's good; I still have quite a lot of work to do before I'm at a level where I feel like I'll be able to be competitive".

"When that is, I'm not really interested in putting a time limit on because I'm quite happy just now so I don't need to play singles after Wimbledon or at the US Open. If I can that would be brilliant but I don't think that's going to be the case, I think it's going to take a bit longer".

"I've not played any singles practise sets", he added.

"I've realised that it's not about winning all the time and it's actually about giving your best effort".

Britain's Andy Murray plays a backhand return during his men's singles match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2019.

No player has ever resumed a singles career after the operation Murray had, although American doubles player Bob Bryan returned five months after the surgery in 2018.

Murray has had a few singles practice sessions since being given the all clear to increase his workload three weeks ago. I practised with [Australian Open semi-finalist, Frances] Tiafoe.

Murray is avoiding extended rallies for the moment, but hopes to be able to focus more on singles after Wimbledon, where he is expecting to compete in the doubles. I have done some singles training drills with my coach. "If I do come back to play, I'm going to have a completely different perspective on things for sure". I was moving them rather than them moving me about. "I'd want to enjoy it a lot more than what I did, experience different things and not just concentrate on the winning and stuff and success".

Former Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray has insisted that he will have a more relaxed outlook about his return this time around.