Andy Murray announces impending retirement from tennis
Tennis appears to be coming to an end for Sir Andrew Barron Murray OBE, a British professional tennis player from Scotland currently ranked No. 240 in men’s singles as of 31 December 2018.
He plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.
The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on Friday.
“I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” said the 31-year-old Scot.
“I want to get to Wimbledon and stop but I’m not certain I can do that.”
However, Murray says he still intends to play his Australian Open first-round match against Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut next week.