INJURY ENDS ANDY MURRAY’S TENNIS CAREER
Sir Andy Murray is on the verge of quitting tennis after admitting: I’m in pain daily.
In an extraordinary pre-Australian Open press conference, the British sporting legend fears his first-round against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday could be the LAST of his glittering career.
The two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, is struggling with a troublesome hip injury that required surgery 12 months ago in Australia.
The Scot still hopes to carry on playing until Wimbledon this summer — but he worries his broken body is not allowing him to play at the highest level anymore.
“Obviously I’ve been struggling for a long time. I have been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now.
“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. Yeah, 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’.
Murray had to take a break from his presser after breaking down on stage here in Melbourne.
After several minutes backstage to compose himself, he said: “I’m not feeling good.
This is sad news for british tennis fans and the world..we wish Andy all the best for the future