News24xx.com - On pre-Australian Open press conference, Andy Murray has sent shockwaves and heartbreaking news around the tennis world. At that time, the former world No. 1 confirming plans his retire from the sport in 2019.
Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion has long been struggling with a hip injury and confessed he felt pain when putting his socks and shoes on even to this day, although he got treatment.
"The pain is too much really," he said.
And the British tennis fans will now watch as Murray takes on Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round at Melbourne Park, with the Scot admitting it may be his final match in the sport, although he hopes to bow out at Wimbledon later this year.
Asked whether the Australian Open would be his final tournament, he responded, "There’s a chance of that, yeah, for sure. I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months."
It’s a tragic end to what has been a glittering career and many flocked to send the 31-year-old their best wishes ahead of his imminent retirement.
Former Grand Slam winner Andy Roddick was one of the first to congratulate Murray on a stellar career, hailing him as one of the ‘best tacticians in history’.