Andy Murray’s burning ambition has brought him back from brink | Kevin Mitchell

Having been close to retiring after the Australian Open, the Scot had hip surgery and will return to MelbourneAndy Murray struggles to recall the moment in January in Melbourne when he admitted he might be about to play his last tournament. As he gripped his aching hip, his response to the inevitable question dripped with resignation.“Yeah, I think there’s a chance of that,” he said, dabbing at tears on his cheek on the eve of the Australian Open. Thereafter there were long pauses, awkward silences. Few present could remember a tougher moment in our dealings with one of the game’s most complex and emotional characters. Continue reading…