Andy Murray Emotionally Announces Plan To Retire From Tennis

Andy Murray is retiring from tennis.

The 31 year old athlete from Scotland, announced his plan to retire during an emotional press conference in Australia on Friday.

The news was not easy for Murray to share. He got very choked up and had to leave the room for a few moments before returning and making his announcement with tears in his eyes.

Murray obviously doesn't want to retire so young, but his hip injury and the pain it is causing him is forcing him to.

"I'm not feeling good," he admitted. "I've obviously been struggling for a long time. I've been in a lot of pain for what's been probably about 20 months now. I've pretty much done everything that I could to try to get my hip feeling better and, you know, it hasn't helped loads. I'm in a better place than I was six months ago, but, you know, still in a lot of pain. It's been, you know, it's been tough."

But the tennis star did decide that he wanted to make it through to Wimbledon first.

"That's where I'd like to stop and stop playing," he said, "but I'm also not certain I'm able to do that."

According to ESPN, he then said he intended to play in his Australian Open match against Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday. However, he hinted even this could be his last tournament.

Murray won the U.S. Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. He also has two Olympic gold medals.

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