ANDY Murray will make his singles return next week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

The news, which was announced by the Scot on his Facebook page, comes seven months after his tearful revelation in Australia that his career could be over and six months on from his second hip operation.

Murray began his comeback in June by playing doubles in the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club and has continued to compete in the less-demanding format, most recently in this week's Rogers Cup in Canada.

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Murray posted a picture of himself clenching his fist in trademark fashion, accompanied by the message: "That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci..."

Murray has been combining competing in doubles with training for singles and revealed ahead of last week's tournament in Washington that he was targeting Cincinnati.

That came as a surprise given he had been a lot more cautious following his efforts in men's doubles and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, saying a singles return could take several more months.