A tearful Andy Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.
The three-time Grand Slam champion says he plans to start his opening match against No. 22-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open, where he has reached the final five times but never won the title.
Britain's Andy Murray makes a backhand return to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during a practice match on Margaret Court Arena ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships IN Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. [Photo: AP]
He says he can no longer play at the elite level because of the pain, and is considering another operation on his hip.
Murray held a news conference Friday at Melbourne Park, and had to leave the room for a while soon after it started to compose himself as he fronted the media.
The Australian Open starts Monday.