Three-time grand slam winner Andy Murray was in tears at a news conference in Melbourne on Friday January 11th during the Australian Open, reported the BBC.
“I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” said the 31-year-old Scottish champion tennis player. “I want to get to Wimbledon and stop but I’m not certain I can do that,” he added. Murray says he intends to play his Australian Open first-round match against Spanish 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut next week.
The former world number one had surgery on his right hip last January and has played 14 matches since returning to the sport last June. During the press conference, during which Murray had to leave the room to compose himself before returning, he said, “I’m not feeling good, I’ve been struggling for a long time.” He continued, “I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now. I’ve pretty much done everything I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.” “I’m in a better place than I was six months ago, but I’m still in a lot of pain. I can still play to a level, but not a level that I have played at,” he added.