Former world number one Murray is set to call time on his career at SW19
Sir Andy Murray is set to call time on his illustrious career at this summer’s Wimbledon Grand Slam.
The 31-year-old former world number one has been struggling with a chronic hip condition for more than a year-and-a-half and will hang up his racket this year.
Murray is set to play at the Australian Open next week and is planning to then carry on until Wimbledon.
But he has admitted the severity of his injuries may mean he’ll have to end his career early and not get his dream send off at The All England Club.
Will Andy Murray play at Wimbledon 2019?
As it stands yes, Murray will play his last Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon. The Scot is hoping to bow out after the showpiece in SW19 but knows his fitness problems may mean he’ll end his career in Melbourne.
He said: “I’m going to play [at the Australian Open]. I can still play to a level. Not a level that I’m happy playing at. But it’s not just that. The pain is too much really and I don’t want to continue playing that way.
”During my training block [in Miami last month] I spoke to my team and told them I can’t 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.
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“I said to my team, look I think I can get through this until Wimbledon. That’s where I’d like to stop playing. But I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”
Asked if the Australian Open could be his last tournament, Murray added: “Yes I think there’s a chance of that for sure because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months.”
Andy Murray’s Wimbledon record
Murray made his Wimbledon debut in 2005 and made the third round before being beaten by David Nalbandian in five sets.
He reached three straight semi-finals between 2009 and 2011 before losing to Roger Federer in the 2012 final.
Murray then won his first Wimbledon title a year later, seeing off Novak Djokovic in straight sets and claimed glory again in 2016, beating Milos Raonic.
His last appearance at the tournament was his five-set quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey in 2017.
Wimbledon 2019 tournament dates
This year’s Grand Slam will held between July 1 and July 14. It will be the 133rd edition of the famous grass court tournament.
Novak Djokovic won the Men’s Singles last year while Angelique Kerber claimed glory in the Women’s Singles.
Wimbledon 2019 prize money
While the prize pot for this year’s Grand Slam has not been confirmed as of yet, the total amount paid out in 2018 with £34million.
The total prize money has increased every year with £2.4million more awarded in 2018 than in 2017.
Djokovic and Kerber both picked up cheques worth £2.25million for winning last summer.