Andy Murray is on the verge of quitting tennis after admitting: “I am in ache every day”.
In a rare pre-Australian Open press convention, the British sports activities star fears his first-round in opposition to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday might be the final of his profession.
The 2-time Wimbledon champion, 31, is combating a hip damage that required surgical procedure 12 months in the past in Australia.
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The Scot nonetheless hopes to hold on taking part in till Wimbledon this summer time — however he worries his damaged physique is just not permitting him to play on the highest degree anymore.
Murray needed to take a break from his press convention after breaking down on stage in Melbourne.
After a number of minutes backstage to compose himself, he mentioned: “I’m not feeling good.
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“Clearly I’ve been struggling for a very long time. I’ve been in numerous ache for most likely about 20 months now.
“I’ve just about carried out the whole lot that I may to attempt to get my hip feeling higher. It hasn’t helped hundreds.
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“I’m in a greater place than I used to be six months in the past, however nonetheless in numerous ache. Yeah, it has been robust.”
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“Within the center to the tip of December in my coaching block, I spoke to my staff, and I instructed them ‘I can’t hold doing this’.”