The next championship will begin on the following days. World No. 1 wanted to retire at Wimbledon, but insisted that he will not be able to reach the British Grand Slam, because hip pain is serious.
With mumbles, Wimbledon would not compete. "I do not have much shape," said Scot without hiding sadness. "I have endured pain for a long time, I do not know how to make four or five more months," he said at the opening press conference of the first Grand Slam of the year.
Emotional Andy Murray says it will play
#AusOpen and expects to play the final championship of his career
@Wimbledon"It was not good feeling, I was struggling for a long time … I'm not sure about playing with a minus four or five months."
pic.twitter.com/g4sLpuiyF4& – #AusOpen (@Australian Open)
January 11, 2019
"I can not play, but I have some limitations, but I feel the limits that I can not enjoy and enjoy competition and training … I would like to retire to Wimbledon, but I am not sure. Australia will have the opportunity of my final tournament," Murray said to avoid emotional deviations.
Murray joined the story as a Wimbledon victory in 2013 and ended a 77-year-old contest without a local England champion. He imposed the circuit of the Old Quarter of London in 2016, his best season, at the top of nine titles and classification. He won twice as many Olympic gold (London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016), and he also won the US Open 2012, with a total of 45 titles.
Andy can not put a sock without pain [R]"I can not have a limitation playing, but having a limit and pain is not my enjoyment of competition or training."
@Wimbledon I would like to stop playing there, but I'm not sure I can do it. "
pic.twitter.com/9QDiV3M6KC& – #AusOpen (@Australian Open)
January 11, 2019
Murray's problems started at the end of 2017, due to a disaster on January 8, 2018, when it was pulled into a right-hip operation from Australia's Open. He played again five months later, and he played for six years all through the year, which he gave very little. For this Australian Open, he entered into a classified standby because the ATP is ranked weekly in the 230th.
Above all, Murray will play Melbourne five times as a finalist and never get a title. In the first round of the Australian Open, Roberto Bautista Agut will be the 22nd seed.