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British tennis star Andy Murray says he is pain-free after hip surgery and may continue playing

Today's Birthday, May 15: British tennis player Andy Murray (1987 - ).

Andy Murray has hinted he may make a surprise return to tennis at Wimbledon later this year.

The two-time champion of the grass court has not played since the Australian Open, where he said he was going to retire, and has since undergone a second surgery on his hip.

"There's no pain anymore. I'm happy, pain-free and enjoying my life," Murray told the BBC at the London Marathon, where he fired the starting pistol for the men's race.

"I've been hitting a few balls from a stationary position. I'm still quite a long way from testing it properly, running around a court.

"I just have to see what happens. I don't feel any pressure that I need to come back but if my body feels good and I'm pain-free then I'll give it a go."

Andrew Barron Murray was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and grew up in nearby Dunblane.

He played tennis from the age of three with his older brother Jamie, who grew up to become a six-time Grand Slam doubles winner in his own right.

The duo were trained by their mother Judy.

At 10 years old, Murray won his first tournament at his local sports club before scoring his first junior major at the US Open.

In 2005 he turned pro and by 2008 he had made it to the final of the US Open, going down to Roger Federer in three sets.

In 2012 he redeemed himself, winning the US Open and also the gold medal at the London Olympics. The victory established Murray as part of the "Big Four" of men's tennis.

The following year he defeated Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic to become the first British man in 77 years to win the coveted Wimbledon championships in London.

In 2016 he claimed his second Wimbledon title. His ranking soared to No. 1 and he became the first player to win a Grand Slam, the ATP World Tour Finals, the men's singles at the Olympic Games and a Masters 1000 title in the same calendar year.

The achievement came on the 20th anniversary of a shooting at his primary school, which left 16 students, their teacher and the gunman dead.

As gunshots rang out across his primary school, eight-year-old Murray ran to hide beneath a desk in his headmaster's office.

Murray said it was nice to have achieved something Dunblane could be proud of.

"You have no idea how tough something like that is," Murray told the BBC of the massacre.

Murray lives in Scotland with his wife Kim Sears who he married in his hometown cathedral of Dunblane in 2015. The couple shares two daughters.