Cape Town - An upbeat Andy Murray has revealed he
is "pain-free, happy and enjoying my life", although he doesn't know yet
if he will return to competitive tennis.
The three-time Grand Slam champion announced at the start of the year
that he would retire after this year's Wimbledon as his long-standing
hip injury had become too painful.
He underwent hip resurfacing surgery a few weeks later, but admitted
that the Australian Open may well have been his last tournament.
However, he has since taken tentative steps forward in recent weeks
and released videos in which he gently hit tennis balls against a court
while his mother Judy published a clip of her son playing golf.
The former world No 1 was the official starter for Sunday's London
Marathon and before the gun went off he revealed he is no longer in
"I have been hitting the ball from a stationary position but I haven't been doing any movement," he told BBC Sport.
"I don't feel any pressure to get playing again but if my body will allow, I will try.
"The hip is really good and there is no pain any more. I'm just a bit weak from the incision in the operation," he said.
"I'm pain-free, happy and enjoying my life."