This year's Australian Open may be the last tournament with the participation of the british tennis champion Andy Murray.
It says the former verdensetter at a press conference in Melbourne on Friday, according to news agency Reuters.
Andy Murray suffer from continued pain after hip surgery a year ago.
- Yes, I think that there is a probability for it. Certainly, said an emotional and tearful Murray on the question whether he stands in front of his last tournament at the highest level.
Actually, he had intended to bite the pain in the forward to this year's Wimbledon tournament. But he doubts that it will be possible.
- Wimbledon is the place where I would like to stop, but I'm not sure that I'm able to play with the pain for four or five months, says the 31-year-old scot.
- It makes for evil. I do not want to continue to play on the way, he says.
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The sad announcement from one of the last decades greatest tennis players comes after a discouraging training session against Novak Djokovic.
the Serb won 10 out of 12 lots. But worse was the reports according to several british media from Melbourne Park, Andy Murray's movement was impaired.
He said, just "to take shoes or socks on" is painful.
Murray is therefore considering the possibility of another surgery to get rid of the pain in his right hip, when the racket is put away.
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the Australian Open, the first of the season's four grand slam tournaments, begins on Monday.
Andy Murray is five times reached the final, but have been so unlucky to meet Novak Djokovic four times, while Roger Federer was the opponent in the fifth finale.
While it never managed to get to the top in the Australian Open, so has Andy Murray twice won Wimbledon and a US Open title. In addition, has twice won gold at the OLYMPICS.
Since his defeat to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2017, as the scope of his hofteproblem was clearly, Murray only played two grand slam matches.
He dropped down as number 230 in the world rankings. In the first round of the Australian Open, he meets the 22.-seeded spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.