Tennis

Andy Murray Announces Retirement During Heartbreaking Press Conference

Andy Murray Announces Retirement During Heartbreaking Press Conference

British tennis player Andy Murray has announced he is planning on retiring after Wimbledon but admitted next week's Australian Open could be his last event.

The 31-year-old has endured continued injury trouble over the past two years and underwent surgery last year on a chronic hip problem. Speaking at Melbourne Park, the three-time major champion had to initially leave the press conference before returning to explain the situation.

"Not feeling good. Been struggling for a long time. I've been in a lot of pain for what has been about twenty months now. I pretty much have done everything I could to try to get my hip feeling better and it hasn't helped loads."

He told reporters that while "Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing", next week may be the end.

I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads… I think there is a chance the Australian Open is my last tournament.

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There has been a huge reaction to the news with the tennis community uniting to wish Murray well.

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