British tennis star Andy Murray has been forced to delay his much anticipated return to the court as his recovery has not been optimal.
The three time grand slam winner has been on the sidelines since Wimbledon 2017 with a debilitating hip injury, one which he had surgery for in January.
Murray was set to return at the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands on 11 June, but he feels he is not quite ready.
“I am not quite ready to return…I am still aiming to play in the coming weeks, but I want to be 100% when I do return,” the Scot told BBC Sport.
“It is with regret that I won’t be ready to play in s’Hertogenbosch. I was excited to play there for the first time.
“I’ve been out close to a year now, which is a lot longer than me or any of my team expected, but I’m getting closer to playing again. I’ve started training a few days ago and am hoping to make my comeback during the grass-court season.”
Murray’s absence from the game has seen him fall from world number one to 47th.