WATCH: ‘Retiring’ Andy Murray disrupts press conference to control his tears

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 0

In a blow to the tennis fraternity, Andy Murray announced he could retire after Wimbledon this year as he continues to struggle with a hip injury.

To make things worse, the three-time Grand Slam champion also revealed he could call it quits at the next week Australian Open as another surgery – a more severe one this time – is perhaps one option to get rid of the pain.

“I’ve been struggling for a long time. I have been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now,” Murray said at a press conference on Friday, as quoted by The Guardian.

“I have pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better. 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 has been tough.

“In the middle to the end of December in my training block, I spoke to my team, and I told them, ‘I cannot keep doing this.’ I needed to have an end point because I was playing with no idea when the pain was going to stop.

“I felt like making that decision. I said to my team, ‘Look, I think I can get through this until Wimbledon. That’s where I would like to stop playing.’ But I am not certain I am able to do that.”

As can be seen in the video below, the 31-year-old couldn’t control his emotions as he aborted the press conference for a bit.

Murray is scheduled to lock horns with Spain’s 22nd seed Roberto Bautisa Agut in the first round on Monday.

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