Andy Murray to retire no later than Wimbledon as Australian Open farewell looms | Tennis


Andy Murray desires to retire after Wimbledon however the former world primary is just not positive if he could make it by the Australian Open as a result of his troublesome hip.

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.”

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