WATCH the moment Andy Murray makes tearful retirement announcement before Australian Open

THIS was the moment Andy Murray broke into tears and struggled to speak as he confirmed he will end his 14-year career on professional tennis’ ATP Tour in 2019.



The former world No 1 hopes to have one final farewell at Wimbledon, where he is a two-time champion but had to withdraw last year.

But such is the pain of his long-standing hip injury – which has restricted him to just two Grand Slam matches since July 2017 – he could well call time on his career next week in Melbourne.




The three-time Grand Slam winner had surgery on his hip a year ago but admitted he is still far away from full fitness with the pain greatly affecting his day-to-day life.

And reflecting on his chronic problem the 31-year-old Brit broke into tears and struggled to speak as his voice cracked, even having to leave the room at one point, as he addressed a room of journalists at Melbourne Park.

The 31-year-old told the media: “I’m not feeling good. I’ve been struggling for a long time. Been in a lot of pain for 20 months now.

“Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I’m not certain I’ll be able to do that. I’m not certain I can play through the pain for an other four five months.”

Murray played just 14 matches in 2018 having made a long-awaited return in June after almost a year out.


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