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Andy Murray takes home a Jaguar I-Pace

09 June 2018

While the 31-year-old reluctantly announced his withdrawal from the Rosmalen tournament in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands where he had been scheduled to make his first competitive appearance in just less than a year, there was a rare shaft of light for his army of supporters when he said he was "still aiming to play in the coming weeks".

"It is with regret that I won't be ready to play in Hertogenbosch".

Andy Murray is set to end silence on his comeback plans in the next 48 hours, according to a report by Daily Mail.

With Wimbledon starting on July 2, Murray's objective of making a comeback for the grass-court season is still within reach, according to his mother. He had a hip operation in January and has not played since Wimbledon past year.

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Murray has twice won Wimbledon, in 2013 and 2016, and also won the 2012 US Open. He had surgery on his right hip in Australia in January.

Murray underwent hip surgery in January after a six-month lay-off and hasn't been able to play competitive tennis since hobbling out of his Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey a year ago.

He told Jaguar: 'It's been very slow, I've been out getting close to a year now - which is a lot longer than me or any of my team were expecting in the beginning but I'm getting closer to playing again.

"Any player who has been out injured, it takes you a bit of time to get back to top form".

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He said in a video shot at a promotional appearance for a vehicle sponsor that he recently began training again and is still hoping to play on the grass.

The next grasscourt tournament is Queen's, which starts on 18 June.

"I'm hoping I'll be there", he added. But former Fed Cup captain Judy says her son - now the British number two behind Kyle Edmund - will not risk playing at Wimbledon if he is not ready.

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Andy Murray takes home a Jaguar I-Pace