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Andy Murray undergoes right hip surgery

British professional tennis player Andy Murray underwent surgery on his right hip on Dec. 9, 2018.

The 30-year-old hasn’t played a competitive match since his injury at the quarterfinal at Wimbledon last July. Murray has been told he will have a 14-week recovery period, and he is planning to return in June of 2018 according to USA Today.

"I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St. Vincent Hospital in Melbourne. I'd like to thank Dr. John O'Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grass court season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I'll come back from this," Murray wrote on his official Facebook page.

Murray won the Olympic gold metal for men's singles competition in 2012 and 2016; he is also the only British man since 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. In order to win a Grand Slam, a player has to win the four major tournaments: Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May and June, Wimbledon in July, and the US Open in August and September

Murray accepts that when he is able to play tennis again he will have to reduce his workload on the court.

"I'm certainly not going to be putting in the same amount of tournaments and effort to try to get to No. 1. I'll certainly be more considered in the amount of tournaments I play, even though I play a conservative schedule anyway in comparison to most of the players on the tour. I'll be playing a reduced schedule, and then focusing more on trying to win major events and big tournaments rather than trying to achieve certain ranking goals," Murray told British Media.

Murray hopes that when he gets back on the court he can be play at around 95 percent of his full potential. "I believe that's enough to compete at the highest level. No question," Murray also told British Media.