Judy Murray admitted she feared son Sir Andy's tennis career was over just five months ago.

Judy, 59, said it was "remarkable" to see the former world number one singles ace and Spanish partner Feliciano Lopez win the doubles title at Queen's Club.

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It was Scottish ace Murray's first tournament since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January and marked a fairytale return to competitive action.

Judy said: "It was as stressful as ever. It's not easy watching your kids performing and that whole feeling of wanting things to go right for them and knowing you can't do anything about it other than sit and applaud and nod and encourage.

"I'm not sure anybody expected him to get through to the final and then, of course, you get close and his competitive instincts kick in and he almost had that attitude of 'I'm not leaving this court without winning'.

"He had that right from the start, and so did Feli', so it was remarkable to see them lift the trophy at the end, considering that in January we thought it could be all over."

Judy described how Murray, 32, had struggled with simple tasks including tying his shoelaces and playing with his daughters as the pain from his hip affected his whole life, but she said he was happier now.

She added: "I think anybody who has lived with pain for a long time will tell you that it's incredibly tough. He really struggled to tie his shoelaces, put his socks on, chase after the kids.

"It really affected his whole life and of course there was just the day to day absolute grind of the rehab that he was having to do, which was incredibly rigorous and probably incredibly boring and monotonous."

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Murray made his come back in doubles in order not to put too much strain on his hip, but speaking after lifting the title, he told how he was now pain-free and could potentially play in the singles at the US Open in August.

Judy told BBC Radio Scotland: "He hasn't had any pain in (his hip) for some time now, since he got over the wound from the operation, and that's a great sign, so it is a question of building it up and seeing just what it will allow him to do in the longer term, but the signs were incredibly encouraging.

"His goal is to get back to playing singles, but he's not ready for that yet. He only had four or five practise sets before going into Queens in the doubles, so he hasn't played anything where he's had to cover the whole court, so it was just dipping his toe back into the competitive water, but the signs are really good.

"I think over the summer he'll continue to build up and hopefully be ready to play singles in the autumn."