Australian Open could be last tournament for Murray
Andy Murray was in tears as he told journalists next week’s Australian Open could be his last tournament, he planned to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career following following a hip injury that has limited him since June 2016.
31 year old Murray earned a reputation as one of the hardest-working players of his
generation, said that his decision to end his playing career in 2019 had come during his
off-season training in December 2018.
Murray became the first British male singles champion at a Grand Slam tournament in 76
years when he won the United States Open in 2012. He won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016
and won Olympic gold medals in singles in 2012 and 2016. Murray reached the ATP’s No.
1 ranking for the first time at the end of the 2016 season.
Murray said he still planned to play at the Australian Open against Roberto Bautista
Agut. Murray said “I can still play to a level — not a level that 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 think I have tried pretty much everything I could to get it right, and that hasn’t worked.”
|Andy Murray’s Career in numbers|
|3 Grand Slams||37 weeks as world number one|
|2 Olympic gold medals||14 Masters 1000 titles|
|1 ATP Finals||8 Grand Slam finals|
“I am not sure I am
able to play through the pain for
another four or five months.”