“No guarantees you can come back from that“
“I have basically two options,” said Murray, who had hinted on court that he could yet try to come back to Australia, where he has lost the final five times. “One is to take the next four and a half months off, then build up, play Wimbledon. Although tonight was not comfortable in terms of my hip - I can't walk properly at all just now - I could play another match.
“But if I want to try to play again, I want to improve my quality of life, because even if I take four months, I still can't walk. I'm still in pain doing just basic day-to-day things. Having an operation like that, there's absolutely no guarantees I'd be able to play again. I'm fully aware of that. It's a really big operation. There's no guarantees that you can come back from that.
“But there is the possibility, because guys have done it before. Bob Bryan is doing it just now. Some other athletes have given it a go. But, like I said, there's no guarantees. That's kind of the decision I have to make, that possibility of not having one more match by having the operation.”