Swiss star Roger Federer is confident Andy Murray will rediscover top from in 2019, after a year spent mostly on the sidelines, the Metro report.

Murray, who won three Grand Slam titles between 2012-2016, only featured in six events since returning from hip surgery in the summer, with the Brit missing three Grand Slam events.

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The 31-year-old’s only Major entry in 2018 was a short lived one, as he was defeated in the second-round of the US Open, however, Murray is hoping to be back training in America next month before playing in the Brisbane International at the start of 2019.

And Federer, talking ahead of the ATP Finals in London, has admitted he his confident a fully fit Murray can make it back into the world’s top-10 rankings.

I feel you can very quickly play top-30 level. That level he found quickly and very easily, he wasn’t 100% so that makes me feel good about his chances.

He wants to make top-10 and then top-5, obviously. Will he be able to play week in week out or will he have to play less tournaments like I do but still be successful?

It’s going to be interesting to see how he comes back but I’m confident it’s not going to be a problem if he returns at 100%.

With Murray revealing he is feeling ‘better every day’, British fans may not have to wait too much longer until they see the former world number one back out on the court on a regular basis.