VIDEO - 'The pain is too much' - Murray on brink of retiring

'The pain is too much' - Murray on brink of retiring
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11/01/2019 at 08:12Updated 11/01/2019 at 08:18

Andy Murray said he will retire this season and that he hopes to make it until Wimbledon - but can't guarantee he will play this summer as he is in too much pain.

January sees the tennis season blaze into life on the scorching hard courts of Melbourne Park. The first Grand Slam of 2019 sees world number one Novak Djokovic aiming for his third consecutive slam title, and seventh Australian Open. He faces tough opposition from defending champion Roger Federer, while Rafa Nadal aims for his first triumph Down Under since 2009. Andy Murray hopes to go far as he steps up his comeback from injury, while controversial home favourite Nick Kyrgios is bound to attract attention - good or bad.

On the women's side, all eyes will be on Serena Williams as she aims for Grand Slam number 24. Among those looking to halt Serena's charge: world number one Simona Halep, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and US Open winner Naomi Osaka.

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