Murray announces plans to end career at Wimbledon
January 14, 2019 -- After a battling five-set loss in the first round of the Australian Open, former World No.1 Andy Murray said: “I’d be okay with that being my last match”. Murray revealed in a press conference ahead of the tournament that he hopes to end his illustrious career on the Centre Court grass at Wimbledon in July, but revealed that the struggle to recover from hip surgery has most likely forced an early end to his playing days.
As always, Murray left it all out on court, sending fans inside Melbourne Arena into a frenzy as he battled from two sets down against No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut to force a decider.
When he stepped up to the line to serve at 1-5 in the fifth set, with the match approaching the four-hour mark, the crowd gave him a deafening standing ovation.
It’s a memory that Murray and fans around the world will treasure. Murray acknowledged as much as he ponders his next move: waiting to hang up his racquets at Wimbledon, or possibly undergoing another hip surgery to better his long-term quality of life.