British tennis player Andy Murray, on Friday (Jan 11) made an emotional announcement that may be next week´s Australian Open will be his last tournament of a glittering career, as he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury.
He broke down at a press conference in Melbourne as he said the pain had become almost unbearable. “I can play with limitations. But having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training,” the emotional Scot said. “Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing, but I am not certain I am able to do that,” he said. “I’ve been struggling for a long time. I’m not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months. “Pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.”
He pulled out of last year’s Australian Open to have hip surgery and only returned in June at Queen’s Club in London. “I think there is a chance the Australian Open is my last tournament,” he said. “I’m going to play. I can still play to a level, not a level I’m happy playing at,” he said.
Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE (born 15 May 1987) is a British professional tennis player from Scotland currently ranked No. 240 in men’s singles as of 31 December 2018. Murray represents Great Britain in his sporting activities and is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals and former world No. 1.
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19 January, 2019