Murray was in tears at Melbourne Park on Friday because the five-time Australian Open runner-up revealed the yr’s opening grand slam might be his final event.
The 31-year-old and three-time main champion — set to face Roberto Bautista Agut within the first spherical — performed simply 12 matches in 2018 after present process hip surgical procedure at the beginning of the yr.
An emotional Murray — who briefly left the information convention to compose himself earlier than returning — instructed reporters: “Not feeling good. Been struggling for a very long time… I am unsure I can play by the ache for an additional 4 or 5 months.
“Just about carried out the whole lot that I may to attempt to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped masses… I believe there’s a probability the Australian Open is my final event.”
Murray, who struggled towards world primary Novak Djokovic in a follow match Thursday, added: “I can play with limitations. However having the constraints and the ache is just not permitting me to take pleasure in competing or coaching.
“Wimbledon is the place I wish to cease enjoying however I’m not sure I’m able to do this.”
“Just about carried out the whole lot that I may to attempt to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped masses…I believe there’s a probability #AusOpen is my final event.” pic.twitter.com/utMdtYqj0O
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 11, 2019