"The pain is too much, really, and I don't want to continue playing that way," the tennis champion said at a press conference.
Holding back tears, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray announced his retirement from tennis at a news conference Thursday. It’s unclear exactly when he’ll be walking away from the sport, but it will likely be sometime in 2019.
Murray, 31, struggled to share the news at the Australian Open in Melbourne, which he withdrew from last year due to injury. “Obviously I have been struggling a long time and I have been in a lot of pain for probably about twenty months now,” Murray said, referring to his persistent hip issues. “I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try to get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.”
Murray said he made the decision back in December, while struggling through a pre-season training camp. “I said to my team, ‘Look, I think I can kind of get through this until Wimbledon.’ That was where I’d like to stop playing.

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