Andy Murray retires: Tearful Scot could quit after Australian Open

Switzerland's Roger Federer winning the Wimbledon trophy in 2017

"I've obviously been struggling for a long time", Murray said.

The 31-year-old Scottish star said he'd hoped to be able to get to Wimbledon but his body may not allow him to last that long with another operation.

"The hip is incredibly difficult to come back from for especially a tennis player and someone that has worked as hard as he's worked, put the miles on", ESPN tennis pundit Patrick McEnroe said.

A five-time finalist at Melbourne Park, Murray said he had reflected on his future during a training block at the end of a year ago. I can still play to a level. Murray briefly left the media room before returning, then explained to media that his intention is to retire following Wimbledon 2019.

In his Instagram Murray had described the effects of a stubborn hip injury with words such as "demoralising", "hurting inside", and even including a picture of himself as a little boy, read less like a routine medical update than a cry for help. This year's edition of the season's opening Grand Slam in Melbourne Park begins Monday.

Andy Murray walks between points during his practice match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

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He insisted he would still try to play at the Australian Open but added "the pain is too much really".

Three-time major victor Murray is on the comeback trail after missing 11 months with a hip injury which has seen him slump to 230 in the world.

He says there's a chance this could be his last-ever tournament.

"I'm in a better place than I was six months ago but I'm still in a lot of pain".

Defending champion Roger Federer, aiming for a third consecutive Australian title and a 21st Grand Slam crown, takes on Denis Istomin in round one.

But the lack of a seeding has left him exposed to a challenging early draw, and he will have to battle past a tough first-round opponent in Spanish 22nd seed and former world number 13 Roberto Bautista Agut.

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