Andy Murray Says He Will Retire After Wimbledon

MELBOURNE, January 11, 2019

Andy Murray announced his retirement from professional tennis after Wimbledon in the summer but admitted the Australian Open could be his final tournament.

In a highly emotional press conference ahead of the first Grand Slam event of the season in Melbourne on Friday, Murray revealed that the right hip pain that caused him to have surgery one year ago has not gone away.

“Obviously I’ve been struggling for a long time, and I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now,” Murray told reporters. The 31-year-old Briton is scheduled to face reigning Doha champion Roberto Bautista Agut from Spain in the first round on Monday.

“I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads. I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough.

I’m going to play. I can still play to a level, just not a level that I’m happy playing at. But it’s not just that. The pain is too much really and I don’t want to continue playing that way.”

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