Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray on Friday introduced that he plans to retire after this 12 months’s Wimbledon however fears subsequent week’s Australian Open could possibly be the ultimate event of his profession. Murray, who’s struggling to recuperate from a hip surgical procedure, was in tears as he spoke to journalists in Melbourne. “I’m unsure I’m capable of play by way of the ache for one more 4 or 5 months,” stated the Scot.
“I wish to get to Wimbledon and cease however I’m not sure I can try this.” Murray conceded: “I’m not feeling good, I’ve been struggling for a very long time. I’ve been in a number of ache for about 20 months now. I’ve fairly much-done every little thing I might to try to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped masses.”
The begin to Andy Murray’s press convention was very emotional 😢 pic.twitter.com/hObwoj71uo
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 11, 2019
“I’m in a greater place than I used to be six months in the past however I’m nonetheless in a number of ache. I can nonetheless play to a stage, however not a stage I’ve performed at.”
Murray additionally dominated out changing into a doubles participant sooner or later, ending the potential of him teaming up with older brother Jamie Murray.
Nevertheless, the 31-year-old stated that he nonetheless supposed to play his Australian Open first-round match towards Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut on January 14. The previous world primary had surgical procedure on his proper hip final January and has performed 14 matches since returning to the game final June.
Tennis will come to an finish for us all however the friendships will final a lifetime. What you’ve finished for the game will dwell on without end. I’m hoping for a powerful and wholesome end for you, my pal! @andy_murray pic.twitter.com/Bcs0cdllJp
— Grigor Dimitrov (@GrigorDimitrov) January 11, 2019
Murray ended his 2018 season in September to spend time working with rehabilitation knowledgeable Invoice Knowles, however nonetheless seemed in need of the required stage when he performed world primary Novak Djokovic in an open follow match at Melbourne Park on Thursday.
Six years in the past, Murray turned the primary British man to win at house at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. He has gained two different grand slams and is the lone man to win back-to-back Olympic singles gold medals.
Murray obtained a knighthood for his tennis achievements and charity work on the eve of 2017. He’ll change into the primary member of tennis’ so-called “Large 4” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the opposite three — to give up the sport.
(With Company Inputs)