Andy Murray on and the special diet helped him recover from hip surgery

For a tennis player that looked to be bidding farewell to tennis at the Australian Open back in January, he somehow still managed to be one of the biggest stars on court at Wimbledon come July.  

The 32-year-old two-time Wimbledon champion teamed up with Serena Williams to play doubles as his comeback following make-or-break hip surgery continues. 

While the all-star duo didn't make it to the final, for a while they were the All England Club's hottest ticket. 

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Back in business! British tennis ace Andy Murray almost bid farewell to the game at Christmas but after a hip re-surfacing operation managed to make the doubles at Wimbledon. He tells Femail that while he's hopeful of a return to the singles game, he's not 'feeling any pressure to come back quickly'

Back in business! British tennis ace Andy Murray almost bid farewell to the game at Christmas but after a hip re-surfacing operation managed to make the doubles at Wimbledon. He tells Femail that while he's hopeful of a return to the singles game, he's not 'feeling any pressure to come back quickly'

Family man: Murray pictured in a rare outing with wife Kim, who set the rumour mill whirling after she sported a maternity brand at Wimbledon, leaving fans to speculate the couple are soon to welcome a third child

Family man: Murray pictured in a rare outing with wife Kim, who set the rumour mill whirling after she sported a maternity brand at Wimbledon, leaving fans to speculate the couple are soon to welcome a third child

Hot ticket: Murray says: 'It’s been great being back on court and I really enjoyed playing doubles with Serena'

Hot ticket: Murray says: 'It’s been great being back on court and I really enjoyed playing doubles with Serena'

In the days after Wimbledon, Femail caught up with the father-of-two. After Murray's wife Kim was pictured wearing a maternity brand while supporting him at SW19, speculation is rife that the couple are preparing to extend their brood. 

Here, Murray tells Femail how he persuades his two young daughters, Sophia, three, and Edie, one, to step away from digital entertainment and take their first steps into sport, as he launches a new campaign to encourage youngsters to enjoy physical activities to help keep themselves healthy.    

At the Australian Open, the tennis world pretty much said its farewells…but you just took Wimbledon by storm! Did you feel tennis was writing you off a little too soon? 

'At that stage, none of us really knew what the future held, as nobody has ever had an operation like I was about to undergo, and come back successfully on the singles circuit. 

'We are still not totally sure to what level I’ll be able to return to, but it’s been great being back on court and I really enjoyed playing doubles with Serena. 

I’m working really hard in training and hope to be able to be back playing singles soon, but am not feeling any pressure to come back quickly as its important I do the right thing for my body and that may take time.  

The dad-of-two says if his two daughters, Sophia, three, and Edie, nearly two, want to enter the game professionally he'll 'cross that bridge when we come to it'

The dad-of-two says if his two daughters, Sophia, three, and Edie, nearly two, want to enter the game professionally he'll 'cross that bridge when we come to it'

Do you feel pressure to get Sophia and Edie to pick up a racket? Might you try and put them off professional tennis knowing how hard it is to play competitively?

Competitive sports can be high pressure and stressful, but also extremely rewarding. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs in my career, but they have helped shape me into the person that I am today and I think I am a stronger person for it. 

I’ll be encouraging them to have fun and get moving and then we'll cross that bridge if we get to it and it’s something they are interested in pursuing. 

Children increasingly look to digital devices for entertainment? How do you persuade them to put them down and get outdoors?   

It's definitely hard and I'm sure most parents can sympathise as technology is such an ingrained part of life - but it's all about balance. We have found that making games or physical activity fun and

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