Andy Murray’s mother, Judy, believes her son will be able to play tennis again but isn’t sure if he will compete at the very top level.
Murray has recently had restructuring hip surgery in a bid to finally free himself from pain and it’s hoped he will be able to get back out on court to challenge for Grand Slam titles again.
Murray readily admitted before and after the operation that he wasn’t sure if he would be able to get back to his best, but he has attempted to give himself the best possible chance.
Judy Murray is backing her son, who has won Wimbledon twice, to return to the sport although she sounded a note of caution when questioned if the Scot will be able to compete with the best players again.
Speaking to reporters at the Rio Open in Brazil, she said: “I think he will (play again), but I think he’s aware that it might not be possible.
“He is 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.”
Judy admits being able to have a decent “quality of life” is key and could have an impact on her son’s decision whether or not to try and get back to the elite level.
She added: “He has a young family, you have to think about the quality of life for the rest of your life. Actually, that’s the most important thing.”