Career nearing a close
“I’ve tried everything I could to get my hip feeling better. It hasn’t helped loads, I’m in a better place than I was six months ago, but I’m still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough.”
The realisation that his trophy laden 14-year career is nearing a close came during the off-season.
“In the middle of my training block back in December I spoke to my team, I told them that I can’t keep doing this, that I needed an end point, because I can’t keep playing with no idea when the pain will stop,” reflected Murray, who insists he will play his opening round against No.22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut in Melbourne.
“I told them (my team) that I’ll try and get through this until Wimbledon. That’s where I would like to stop playing, but I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”