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Murray to make grand slam return at Australian Open

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Murray underwent a second procedure on his hip in January this year after admitting in a tearful news conference at the Australian Open that he had been playing in considerable pain for some time and was considering retirement.The three-time grand slam champion — once considered part of tennis' "Big Four" alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — returned to the professional circuit in June, initially only competing in doubles.At last week's China Open, the Scot — ranked world No. 289 — reached his first ATP Tour singles quarterfinal for more than a year, losing to eventual tournament champion Dominic Thiem.On Tuesday, Murray faces Italy's Fabio Fognini in the second round of the Shanghai Masters after beating Juan Ignacio Londero to record his first Masters 1000 victory in more than two years.READ: Andy Murray says he's 'pain free' after hip surgeryREAD: The sporting great who became a champion feminist