Tearful Murray: Australian Open could be his last tournament

Tearful Murray: Australian Open could be his last tournament

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has admitted the Australian Open may be his last tournament, as his chronic hip injury continues to cause him pain.

In an emotional media conference where the three-time major victor left the room to regain his composure, Murray said the injury was affecting his enjoyment of the sport and even everyday activities were proving hard.

Murray revealed he had spoken to his coaching team and management during training in Florida last month, and he outlined his intention to get through to Wimbledon before retiring.

Andy Murray confirmed he wil enter the tournament after dealing with injuries last season.

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In a tearful press conference, the five-time Australian Open finalist said he hoped to retire at Wimbledon this year, but the pain may be too much for him to deal with.

"I'm in a better place than I was 12 months ago but I'm still in a lot of pain." .

The three-time Grand Slam victor, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, hopes to bow out at Wimbledon this summer, but concedes that may not be possible. I have an option to have another operation which is a little more severe than I had before, having my hip resurfaced, which will allow me to have a better quality of life and be out of pain. "I've tried pretty much everything that I could to get it right and that hasn't worked".

"I'm going to play [in Melbourne]".

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"Still in absolute shock that I finally got to see the man behind my love for tennis in action today", she wrote on Instagram. I'm also not certain I'm able to do that.

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Denis Istomin in round one and is in the same half of the draw as Rafael Nadal, who faces Australian James Duckworth.

Murray has had a celebrated career, breaking long Grand Slam droughts for British men when he won the U.S. Open in 2012 and at Wimbledon the following year - when he was the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the prestigious lawn tennis title.

'I'm really sad to hear that, ' he told a small group of journalists. For me it's just taking it day by day, doing the right things, taking even better care of my body.

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