Jan. 10 (Bulletinstandard) — Former world No. 1 tennis participant Andy Murray fought again tears whereas asserting his plan to retire this 12 months.
Murray met with reporters throughout a press convention for the Australian Open on Thursday. The British tennis star was emotional all through the media session, at one level leaving to gather himself.
Murray confirmed he’ll play within the Australian Open, which begins on Jan. 14. He hopes to play the ultimate match of his profession at Wimbledon in July, however admitted that Melbourne might be the ultimate occasion of his profession.
“Wimbledon is the place I want to cease enjoying, however I’m not sure I’m able to try this,” Murray told reporters. “I am undecided I can play by the ache for one more 4 or 5 months.”
The three-time Grand Slam winner has struggled with accidents the previous few years and cited a lingering hip harm as essentially the most problematic. Murray stated he met together with his surgeon this week and has thought of present process one other operation on his hip that’s extra critical than the hip surgical procedure he had final January.
“Not feeling good,” Murray said to reporters. “Been struggling for a very long time. Been in quite a lot of ache for 20 months now. Just about finished every little thing that I may to try to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped.
“I believe there’s a likelihood the Australian Open is my final match.”
Murray is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and has 45 complete ATP titles. He has reached the Australian Open Finals 5 instances (2010-11, 2013, 2015-16) in his profession.
The 31-year-old Murray faces Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday within the Spherical of 128.