In a tearful press conference an hour ago at the Australian Open, an emotional Andy Murray revealed the pain in his hip is just not going away. And retirement is now on the table in the very, very near future.
“I need to have an end point because I’m just playing with no idea of when the pain will stop,” Murray said today. “Making that decision, I think I can get through to this at Wimbledon, that’s when I’d like to stop playing. I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”
Murray had surgery on his right hip a year ago in Melbourne. However, it hasn’t fixed the issue.
“Obviously I’ve been struggling for a long time. I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now,” he said.
“I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads. I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough.”
Murray is scheduled to face Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday, a match he will go forward with, and one that could be his last.
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