Andy Murray mentioned he’ll “most likely” have an operation on his debilitating hip damage as doubts emerge over a doable Wimbledon farewell after his spirited Australian Open exit.
Murray revealed plans to retire on the All England Membership, the place he gained two of his three grand slams, earlier than the Australian Open received underway as a consequence of his ongoing hip woes.
The previous world primary mentioned he would determine whether or not to have additional hip surgical procedure following Monday’s gallant five-set loss to Roberto Bautista Agut.
Murray stored the door ajar for a Melbourne return subsequent 12 months in his post-match information convention, although the 31-year-old seems to be leaning in direction of potential career-ending surgical procedure.
“Most likely to have the operation,” British star Murray replied when requested what route he would take.
“If I had received smoked I might have been like: ‘s—, I do not need that to be the final match that I play.’ However due to the best way the match went and really how I completed the match, I actually could not have completed any extra.
“That was my most. My hip was utterly gone on the finish of the match. I could not have completed any extra. It was a tremendous ambiance. It was good, so that might be a pleasant method to end as nicely. I believe I might be capable of take care of that being my final match.”
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Murray continued: “I might positively play Wimbledon if I did not have the operation as a result of my hip is not going to be a lot worse off after this match.
“My hip is screwed anyway so it is not just like the match (in opposition to Bautista Agut) goes to make it any worse than what it’s.
“If I took a number of months off and did not play, I may positively get myself on the court docket to play Wimbledon one final time. I could possibly be aggressive. I used to be aggressive right here in opposition to a prime participant with little or no apply and matches — and grass is a greater floor for me.
“Choice B provides me the perfect probability of enjoying at Wimbledon. The primary possibility makes my life much more snug and satisfying, however probably means I by no means play once more and in addition miss Wimbledon. That is what I must determine.”