Andy Murray’s mum, Judy, believes that the Scot will return to competitive action following hip resurfacing surgery last month, the Evening Standard report.

The two-time Olympic champion took the decision to undergo surgery in a final attempt to save his playing career.

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Murray suffered a first-round defeat at the Australian Open, losing a five-set thriller to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.

The three-time Grand Slam champion claimed after the exit that it could have been his last competitive performance, however, following surgery, Murray, currently ranked 223rd in the world, is hoping to return to action.

And when asked on Andy’s potential competitive return, Judy gave a positive update, claiming her son would find it hard with the idea of never playing again.

I think he will [return]. But I think he’s aware that it might not be possible.

He’s a smart guy, he has a lot of interest in different things, he has a lot of options in life after tennis.

But the most important thing is that he’s free from the pain he’s had for 20 months.

The former world number one insisted at the Australian Open back in January that he would be hoping to appear at Wimbledon in the summer, a Grand Slam tournament he has won twice previously.