New Delhi: British ace tennis Andy Murray player on Monday revealed that he had undergone hip surgery in Melbourne, Australia, and hoped to recover in time for a return to competition by summer. Also Read - Year Ender 2020 News: From MS Dhoni's 1929 Bomb to Maria Sharapova's Heartfelt Goodbye Speech - Top-10 Sporting Retirements in 2020

Murray, 30, said on his Facebook account that his surgery had gone well. 

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“Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne,” he said. “I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grass court season,” he added. Also Read - ATP Finals 2020 Results: Dominic Thiem Beats Rafael Nadal in Straight Sets to Boost His Chances of Reaching Semifinals

Four days after announcing his withdrawal from the Australian Open, the former world No. 1 reported he had opted to have surgery to deal with ongoing pain in his hip, after having been unsure whether to continue with rehabilitation or take the more invasive surgical route.

Murray suffered a major back injury in 2013 and underwent surgery following the US Open, missing the end of the season, to return in January 2014. (With IANS inputs)