Andy Murray: Australian Open could be last tournament

Britain’s Andy Murray says he programs to retire following this year’s Wimbledon but worries upcoming week’s Australian Open could end up being the last competition of his profession.

The three-time Grand Slam winner, that is struggling to recuperate from hip medical procedures, is at tears by an informal conference in Melbourne about Fri.

“I’m not sure I am able to play throughout the pain another four or five weeks,” explained the 31-year-old Scot.

“I need to access Wimbledon and end although I’m not certain We may carry out that.

Nevertheless, Murray says this individual still expects to play his Australian Open first-round match against Spanish 22nd seeds Roberto Bautista Agut following week.

The previous world number 1 had surgery treatment on his ideal hip previous January and has enjoyed 14 fits since time for the sport last June.

Murray ended his 2018 time of year in Sept to spend period functioning with treatment Bill Knowles The star but even now looked brief of the needed level if he played globe quantity one Novak Djokovic in an opens up practice meet in Melbourne Park on Thursday night.

In the news meeting – where he remaining the space to create himself prior to coming back — Murray stated: “I do not really sense great, I’ve been battling for a long time.”

“I’ve been in a great deal of soreness for approximately 20 weeks right now. I have fairly very much carried out everything I could to obtain my personal hip sense better and it has not helped lots.

“I’m in a much better place than I had been six a couple of months ago nonetheless I’m still in a good deal of distress. I can nonetheless play into a level, but not really an amount I possess performed at.”