Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open

Murray working his way back to fitness. (AP pic)

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray will make his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open in January, a year after career-saving hip surgery, the organisers announced on Tuesday.

The three-time Grand Slam winning Briton has been slowly working his way back to fitness and is now ranked 289th, up from 503rd just a week ago.

Murray, 32, won his opening match at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, beating Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in three sets.