The Wimbledon Championship has always been the most special and coveted out of the four grand slams for a number of players including Pete Sampras, Boris Becker and Steffi Graf.
Brit Andy Murray also has a special place in his heart for Wimbledon and would love to finish his career at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The 31 year old Murray shocked the Tennis world earlier at this year when he announced that he would like to retire from professional tennis at Wimbledon. Murray has had to play through pain in recent years due to different injuries and it has taken a toll on both his mind and body.
Andy Murray who was once ranked as the number one tennis player in the world has slipped to 218 in the rankings but that is the least of his concerns for now. Murray decided to go through hip resurfacing surgery in Jan in an attempt to get a permanent fix to his injury and recover in time to play at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
The surgery went well and Murray is now in rehab trying to recover in time for Wimbledon which starts on July 1 and ends on July 14. It is a tall task and will all depend on how well Murray recovers and what his doctors advise him to do.
Murray said that he had been in touch with American Bob Bryan who is a top doubles player. Bryan had a similar surgery last year and returned to professional tennis within 5 and half months. Murray is speaking regularly to Bryan and is optimistic that he would also be able to make a return within a 5 and half month span, which would be the time Wimbledon starts.
More Confident About Playing Doubles
Murray made a name for himself playing singles but that might not be possible at 2019 Wimbledon. The British tennis pro said he is more confident about playing doubles than singles as it would put too much strain on his body too quickly. Murray pointed out that no tennis player who had this operation was able to return and play high level singles tennis.
He does admit that the main reason he went ahead with the operation was not to extend his tennis career but to just live a normal life without pain.