Andy Murray health: 'The pain is too much' – why the tennis hero had career-saving surgery

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    “For the two years before I had the operation I couldn’t extend my leg properly, so my right leg would always bend when I went to extend it and that was affecting my serve a lot,” he said.

    “But now, because it does extend properly, I am able to serve well again and am able to serve as hard as I was in my mid-20s, which given I didn’t know I was going to be able to play again has been really positive.

    “Obviously when you are able to serve bigger and harder, it means more shorter points – and that means good news for the body and the hip.

    “The harder I serve, the better it is for my other hip I guess.”

    Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon will be broadcast live on BBC One on Saturday July 4 at 3.15pm.



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