Australian Open may be Andy Murray's last tournament?

Australian Open may be Andy Murray's last tournament?

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Jan 2019, 10:08 am

Melbourne, Jan 11 (IBNS): Shocking his fans across the globe, British Tennis star Andy Murray, who is considered as one of the best players to play the game in recent times, on Friday announced that the upcoming Australian Open might be the last tournament of his career.

Murray, however, expressed his desire of playing till the Wimbledon.

The UK Tennis player is a three-time Grand Slam.

He is struggling to recover from hip surgery, reports said.

He was in his tears while he was making the announcement in Melbourne on Friday.

“I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now. I’ve tried everything I could to get my hip feeling better. It hasn’t helped loads, I’m in a better place than I was six months ago, but I’m still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough," the Scot was quoted as saying by Australian Open website.

“I can still play to a level, but not to a level that I’m happy at, but also it’s not just that. The pain is too much really. I don’t want to continue playing that way," he said.

“In the middle of my training block back in December I spoke to my team, I told them that I can’t keep doing this, that I needed an end point, because I can’t keep playing with no idea when the pain will stop," the Tennis star said.

“I told them (my team) that I’ll try and get through this until Wimbledon. That’s where I would like to stop playing, but I’m also not certain I’m able to do that,” admitted Murray, who guided Team GB to Davis Cup glory in 2015," the Scot said.

Giving further information about his future plans, he said: “I think there is a chance of that for sure because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months."

In his glorious playing career, Murray won three Grand Slam singles crowns amongst his 45 career titles and two Olympic gold medals.

Australian Open may be Andy Murray's last tournament?

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