Two-time Wimbledon champion stunned reporters last night as he revealed his daily pain is too much to play through
ANDY MURRAY got a cuddle from mum Judy after his “tough day” in which he revealed plan to retire from tennis at Wimbledon… if not sooner.
The two-time SW19 champion, 31, stunned reporters last night in Australia as he choked through the tears to reveal his daily pain is becoming too much to play through.
Former world No1 Murray now wants to play on until this summer’s Wimbledon, but knows the Australian Open could be his last hurrah.
But today, a much-happier looking Muzza posted a pic of him getting a big hug from his mum, calling it the “best way” to get over a bad day.
Murray captioned the Instagram post: “Best way to feel better after a tough day is a big cuddle from your mum.
“Genuinely been very touched by all of the messages and support from everybody today…
By DAN KING
ANDY MURRAY pulled out of my first and last tournaments as The Sun’s tennis correspondent – the 2013 French Open and, more ominously, Wimbledon 2018.
But for the five years in between, it was a pleasure and a privilege to share spectacular triumph, the odd disaster, a few tears and plenty of laughter – really, a lot of laughter – with Britain’s greatest ever sportsman.
There were moments of the sublime and the ridiculous.
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“It means a lot and has made me feel much more positive than when I woke this morning. Thank you so much.”
Last night, in his teary press conference, Murray said: “I’m not feeling good.
“Obviously I’ve been struggling for a long time. I have been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now.
“I have pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better. It hasn’t helped loads.
“I’m in a better place than I was six months ago, but still in a lot of pain. Yeah, it has been tough.”
Murray went on to say he’s made this decision with help from his team.
The Dunblane ace added: “In the middle to the end of December in my training block, I spoke to my team, and I told them ‘I cannot keep doing this’.
“I needed to have an end point because I was sort of playing with no idea when the pain was going to stop.
“I felt like making that decision. I said to my team, ‘look, I think I can get through this until Wimbledon’.
“But could this be my last tournament? There’s a chance of that, for sure.”
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