Andy Murray has been on the absentees' list for about a year now. It all started with a hip issue [VIDEO] that, at some point, threatened his very professional career. One of the biggest names in men's Tennis over the last decade, the Brit will have to dig deep to recapture his place under the sun.

Being in the same era with three of the greatest athletes men's tennis has ever seen, Murray did an excellent job. Now, as his comeback [VIDEO] looms on the horizon, it will be interesting to see whether or not the long hiatus stripped him of his tennis skills. At 31-years-old, he's still entitled to hope for a solid run in the years to come.

Andy Murray went for a full grass court schedule

Trying to make a comeback after spending such a long period of time away from the action could be a hard task for anyone. While some might find this type of engagement discouraging, Andy Murray is built on a completely different structure. Therefore, he registered to play three events on grass, two of them as a warm-up for Wimbledon Championships. However, the Independent noted he was registered for Rosmalen but it is unclear if he will play.

Traditionally, Andy Murray would have started his grass court campaign at Queen's.

But, this time, in order to shake the rust off his body and to possibly gain some forward momentum, he may make an appearance at Rosmalen Open too, The Telegraph reported.

The ATP 250 event will be held next week with the qualifying stages scheduled to start during the weekend. This fact does nothing but emphasize how brutal the transition from clay to grass court is.

According to the ATP official site, Andy Murray is ranked 47th in the world at the moment but he will drop outside the top 150 mark on Monday when the stats will be updated with the 2018 French Open result. A semifinalist last year in Paris, Andy didn't have the chance to defend that huge pile of points, the Independent UK noted.

The overall dynamic is not that different if compared to last year

The comeback clock is hopefully about to signal a fresh start for the three-time Grand Slam champion. Back in 2017, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal shared the strings of the ATP professional circuit. Alexander Zverev, Dimitrov, Marin Cilic or Kevin Anderson tried to disrupt the stage with little success in the Majors.

Now, we're almost through the half season mark and few things have changed. While Cilic made it into another Grand Slam final (yet again lost to Federer), and Alexander Zverev clinched a third Masters 1000 title, the rest of the picture is pretty much the same.

What's new is that Novak Djokovic seems to have found a way to dig himself out of his hole and Juan Martin del Potro is building his own momentum. Therefore, Andy Murray should pick things from where he left them a year ago if his hip injury will hold out. All that he has to do is start winning matches, but that could be a hard ask. The BBC spoke to Andy's mother this week and she said he had not hit a ball for a while as he rested his hip.