It's a start – Murray back on the court in latest Instagram story

Andy Murray's recovery from hip surgery took another positive step after the three-time grand slam champion posted a video of himself back on the court.

The 31-year-old announced plans to end his career ahead of the Australian Open in January as he continued to be troubled by hip pain.

Murray had been struggling with the issue for 18 months and conceded his first-round defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut at the year's first grand slam could be his last competitive outing.

He underwent a hip resurfacing operation following his Melbourne exit to provide him a better standard of life and suggested he could yet return to the ATP Tour.

A Wimbledon doubles spot has been mooted by some to aid his return, a rumour Murray refused to rule out when asked last month.

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Britain's Andy Murray roars after winning a point.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box on centre court.
US actor Bradley Cooper and Russian model Irina Shayk.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch sits next to his wife Sophie Hunter.
David Cameron sits by his mother Mary Cameron.
British actor Hugh Grant sits in the royal box on centre court.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk speak to Stefan Edberg.
Cliff Richard stands by John Howath.
Marinette Mantle and Lily James.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Boris and Lilly Becker.
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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres.
Pixie Lott and Oliver Cheshire.
Sienna Miller and Bennett Miller.
Suki Waterhouse watches the final.
Andy Murray and Milos Raonic prior to the match.
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Andy Murray hits a return.
Milos Raonic of Canada plays a shot.
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Andy Murray reacts.
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Andy Murray celebrates.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Kim Sears reacts during the Men's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andy Couldridge-Pool/Getty Images)
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Andy Murray and Milos Raonic hold their trophies.

The former world number one's latest Instagram story – which was accompanied by the message "it's a start" – will only add fuel to the fire he could feature at the All England Club in July.

In the video posted on Monday, Murray was seen making five backhands and four forehands – albeit nowhere near full power.

Last month, the three-time Grand Slam champion said he was "pain-free" following the resurfacing surgery, but his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon this year were "less than 50%" and was under "no pressure" to resume his playing career.

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