Andy Murray is about to stop playing tennis after admitting: "I'm in pain daily".
In an extraordinary pre-Australian Open press conference, the British sports star fears his first round against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday could be the last of his career.
Two-time Wimbledon champion, 31, is struggling with a hip injury that required surgery 12 months ago in Australia.
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The Scotsman still hopes to continue playing up to Wimbledon this summer – but he worries that his broken body will not allow him to play at the highest level .
Murray had to take a break from his press conference after taking to the stage in Melbourne.
After several minutes behind the scenes to compose himself, he said: "I'm not feeling well.
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" Obviously I've been struggling for a long time time. I suffered a lot for probably about 20 months.
"I practically did everything I could to try to make me feel better.
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"I'm in a better place than six months ago, but still a lot of pain, yes, it was difficult."
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"In the middle of December at my training block, I talked to my team, and I said" I can not keep doing this ".