Andy Murray set his comeback sights on this Miami Masters starting mid-month as the Scot plots his return to tennis with a late start to the 2020 season.
But the decision to front up as a wild card for the No. 129 will be a late one, with the two-time Wimbledon winner eager to test his form in real-world conditions after last playing in November.
“In the short term I’m trying to try and get ready for Miami,” the former No. 1 told Amazon Prime.
“I’ve done so much rehab these last few months that in terms of my strength and everything all of the muscles around the hip are working well.
“it’s just I hadn’t played tennis – I’d hit twice since the Davis Cup for like 40 minutes in a three month period.
“I need some time to build up and feel good on the court again but that’s kinda my plans just now unless I have a setback or something.”
Murray underwent his second hip operation 14 months ago and made brief attempts to return to the ATP from last summer.
Now, he thinks – barring a medical setback – that this month would be the time to try his luck in the heat of competition.
The Scot has been plagued by bone growth in soft tissue after a hip resurfacing in January, 2019.
He has recently posted videos of workouts at Roehampton, London.
Murray last played Miami in 2016, winning the title in 2009 and 2013.