Andy Murray, 30, is currently working on a comeback plan after undergoing a much needed arthroscopic surgery on his ailing hip. The procedure was the last resort as the rest or lack of activity were not enough to help him get rid of the problem. A former world No. 1, the Brit is likely to resume his professional career in June, just in time for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.

A warm-up event (at Queen's) would make a predictable, yet necessary path for his comeback. The grass court remains the surface where he encountered a great deal of success in recent years - twp Wimbledon titles and an Olympic Gold medal all won on the same center court.

Andy Murray would love a fresh start

Putting his feet on top of the ATP summit in the closing stages of the 2016 season made Andy Murray as the perfect candidate for a new reign within the men's tennis tour. Moreover, at the time, as his rivals were having health issues, it seemed that Murray was entitled to have the top spot after spending too many years either behind Federer, Nadal or Djokovic.

And of course, Andy Murray got the world No. 1 as a result of his tremendous season too. Back in 2016, he made it into three different Grand Slam finals (three in a row actually) and was doing nothing but to pick up the fruits of his own work.

Moving into the early stage of 2017, he found it hard to keep his head above the floating line as his delivery got poorer and poorer.

The meltdown was only a matter of when. It all ended at Wimbledon when the defending champion lost to Sam Querrey of United States.

Andy Murray has plenty of time ahead

Traditionally, a pro tennis player used to have a 10-year time span to achieve as much as possible. Now, as the healthcare pieces of knowledge and various techniques of recovery are getting traction and actually improve the yield, that time span is getting out of the once-regular proportion.

Currently, ten players inside the top 20 are past the 30 years milestone.

As a matter of fact, within the same segment of 20 players, only four of them are under 25. These numbers speak for themselves and, basically, these are good news for Andy Murray or for any other athlete who has or had to deal with a grueling, career-threatening injury.

Andy Murray will turn 31 this spring. A rough estimation would put him in the competitive field for three or four years. Given the fact that he has been around for more than a decade, he might end the business with more than fifteen years of high-level tennis under his belt.