Tennis - Murray tweets thanks after successful surgery

Andy Murray's back surgery is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season.

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Tennis - Murray tweets thanks after successful surgery
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Andy Murray, Davis Cup team (Getty Images)

Murray, who won Olympic singles gold at London 2012 last year before returning to SW19 to claim his first Wimbledon career title this summer, went under the knife to fix a back problem.

The 26-year-old opted for surgery shortly after leading Great Britain back to the Davis Cup World Group with a play-off victory over Croatia in Umag.

Murray, who also won Olympic mixed doubles silver with Laura Robson last summer, could return to training in November having lost in the quarter-finals on his last Grand Slam outing at the US Open.

And he appeared in good spirits after the surgery to fix a disc problem in his lower back, posting a picture on Twitter from his hospital bed with both thumbs up.

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