Andy Murray says he is "pain free" after hip operation 6 months ago

Andy Murray says he is "pain free" after hip operation

His career had appeared to be all but over following his exit from the Australian Open earlier this year.

Andy Murray has revealed he is "pain free" after undergoing surgery on his hip in January, raising hopes he can prolong his tennis career.

In an interview given to BBC Sport, the 31-year-old Scot was cautious about his chances of continuing to play tennis at the top level but explained that his rehabilitation programme is "slow but going well."

"I want to continue playing, I said that in Australia," he explained. "The issue is I don't know whether it's possible."

This update comes after the three-time Grand Slam winner broke down in tears at his pre-tournament press conference ahead of the Australian Open in January, saying that he intended to retire after this summer's Wimbledon Championships due to pain in his hip.

He was eliminated by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round in Melbourne, some speculating it may be his final appearance at a Grand Slam.

Despite his update, it's still unclear if Murray intends to play at Wimbledon later this summer. A two-time winner at SW19, the Scot failed to mention whether or not he was still aiming to make an appearance there.