Britain’s Andy Murray hopes to make his competitive return in Brisbane in January following a hip injury – but only if he is 100% fit.
The Scot lost 6-3 3-6 10-6 to world number two Roger Federer as part of a charity event in Glasgow on Tuesday.
It was the first time Murray, 30, had played in public since he lost to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon in July.
“I am in a significantly better place than at the end of Wimbledon and in the build-up to the US Open,” said Murray.
“Walking was a big problem for me [at that time],” he said.
“When I get back on the court again my best form might not come immediately but there’s nothing that’s making me think I can’t find it,” Murray added.
Murray also played a doubles match with brother Jamie against Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami during Tuesday’s ‘Andy Murray Live’ event in Glasgow.