Tearful Andy Murray announces retirement

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Murray revealed in a very emotional press conference that he may be forced to retire after the Australian Open, with the severe pain from his right hip having become nearly unbearable. You deserve to retire on your own terms, whenever that happens. "I've tried everything I could to get it right and that hasn't worked".

"Obviously I've been struggling for a long time, and I've been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now", said Murray, who is scheduled to face Spainiard Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round on Monday.

Murray made his initial comeback from hip surgery last June, but was forced to abandon the remainder of his 2018 season after being plagued with pain.

Andy plans on playing in the Australian Open, which begins on Sunday, and he also hopes to play in Wimbledon, though he's not sure he'll make it to that.

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He hasn't reached a Grand Slam final since winning his second Wimbledon title in 2016, but has nevertheless enjoyed a glittering career since turning professional in 2005, with not only three Grand Slam titles, but two Olympic gold medals and 45 ATP crowns.

Now it's likely he'll be the youngest of them to go into retirement.

At 37, Federer is in Australia attempting to win the title for the third consecutive year and for a seventh time overall.

There were no shocks with the announcements of the top seeds for the men's and women's singles tournaments at the Australian Open, with top-ranked Djokovic and Halep heading the seeds in their respective tournaments. The 32-year-old Nadal is ranked No. 2 and confident of extending his career for several years. I have been playing with hip pain for a number of years, it wasn't as if it had just started at the French Open after my match against Stan. "I said to my team "I think I can get through to Wimbledon". that's where I would like to stop - stop playing".

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He added: "The pain is too much, really". In his training program last month, he told his support group that the pain was becoming too much and that he needed to set a date for retirement.

Murray intends playing in the season-opening major at Melbourne Park but says there is a chance it will be his final tournament.

"Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I am not certain I am able to do that", Andy told reporters at a tearful press conference on Friday (January 11) in Melbourne, Australia. But I'm also not certain I'm able to do that.

"I've pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn't helped loads", Murray said when he returned to the press room.

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