Sir Andy Murray has been shortlisted for an international sporting award following his inspirational return to tennis after a career-threatening injury.

The two-time Wimbledon champion will come up against Scotland captain Andy Robertson's Liverpool in the ‘Comeback of the Year’ category at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin next month.

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Murray claimed a first singles title on the ATP Tour for more than two-and-a-half years with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the final of the European Open in Antwerp last year after hip resurfacing surgery – an operation no singles player had ever attempted to return from.

The 32-year-old has now been shortlisted alongside the Anfield side’s comeback to defeat Barcelona in the semi-final of the Uefa Champions League and Rugby Union star Christian Lealiifano who recovered from leukaemia in time to represent Australia at the 2019 World Cup.

Toronto Raptors basketball star Kawhi Leonard, American swimmer Nathan Adrian and German Formula Three driver Sophia Flörsch are also in the running for the award.

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Laureus Academy member and fellow former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker hailed Murray’s nomination, adding: “I never really expected to be making these comments about Andy, but it’s great that I can.”

“He seemed to be on the point of retiring but over the years his fighting spirit has always been one of his strongest assets and that was evident in 2019.”