The three-time Grand Slam champion is looking to retire after Wimbledon—if his hip holds up

By Klyde Manansala | Photo from AFP

Despite competing in the same era as arguably the greatest tennis players of all time, former world number one Andy Murray still managed to carve out an illustrious career, winning 45 singles titles, including two Wimbledon titles, a US Open title, a yearend championship, and two Olympic gold medals.

The 31-year-old British star has been struggling to recover from a hip injury and during an emotional press conference in Melbourne, Murray revealed that he could be playing his last Australian Open.

“I’ve pretty much done everything that I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads. I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but still in a lot of pain. It’s been tough,” Murray said.

His first round match-up against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut may very well be his farewell match, but Murray is still hoping he could extend his remarkable career until Wimbledon. Fans, fellow tennis players, and other personalities couldn’t help but express their reactions all over Twitter:

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