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

Andy Murray needs to retire after Wimbledon however the former world primary will not be certain if he could make it by means of the Australian Open resulting from 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 undecided I can play by means of the ache for one more 4 or 5 months.

“Just about performed all the pieces that I might to attempt to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped hundreds… I feel there’s a probability the Australian Open is my final event.”

Murray, who struggled towards world primary Novak Djokovic in a observe match Thursday, added: “I can play with limitations. However having the restrictions and the ache will not be permitting me to get pleasure from competing or coaching.

“Wimbledon is the place I want to cease enjoying however I’m not sure I’m able to try this.”

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