Tennis: A Tearful Andy Murray Announces Retirement Date
Andy Murray broke down in tears today as he revealed that he will end his incredible tennis career at Wimbledon later this year after failing to overcome a devastating hip injury.
In an emotional press conference, the two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, revealed that the pain was so great that the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, could be the last tournament he ever plays in.
‘Obviously I have been struggling a long time and I have been in pain for about twenty 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.
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‘I’m going to play here. I can still play to a certain level, not a level I’m happy playing at.
It’s not just that. The pain is too much really, I don’t want to continue playing that way.
‘I’ve tried pretty much everything I could do but it hasn’t worked. In the middle of December I spoke to my team and told them I can’t keep doing this.