Andy Murray will head home from Australia in a positive mood after beginning his rehabilitation from hip surgery.
The British number one headed Down Under with the intention of resuming his career after a six-month lay-off, but he pulled out of the Brisbane International and his withdrawal from the Australian Open soon followed.
It was at that point he decided to go under the knife in Melbourne to fix his injury and he will now return to the United Kingdom to continue his recovery.
He said on Facebook: “Not the sort of trip I envisaged on the way over here…was pumped to get back competing at the Australian Open but ended up getting hip surgery and doing crosswords with my mum ? Heading home positive about the future…✌️”
Murray previously shared his frustration at missing the first grand slam of the year and has spent much of his time playing crosswords with his mum Judy.
The 30-year-old is targeting a return to the grass-court season, which begins in June.