Former world number one Andy Murray has reportedly said the Australian Open will “almost certainly” be his last tournament, though he would like to make it to Wimbledon.
In an emotional press conference in Melbourne on Friday, the 31-year-old Scot, who has been struggling with a hip injury, said: “I’m not feeling good.
“I’ve been struggling for a long time. Been in a lot of pain for 20 months now. Pretty much done everything I could to make my hip feel better.
“Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I’m not certain I’ll be able to do that. I’m not certain I can play through the pain for another four, five months.”
The three-time grand slam champion was operated on in Australia a year ago but has struggled with his return, missing most of the last season.
On Thursday he won just two out of 12 games in a practice match with world number one Novak Djokovic ahead of the Australian Open, which begins on Monday.