With tears in the eyes has announced the former world-ranked Andy Murray at the end of his Tennis career. The 31-year-old Scot no longer endure the constant pain of the right hip and is the latest stop in the summer at Wimbledon, but maybe after the Australian Open. This Murray announced in an emotional press conference on Friday in Melbourne, where on Monday the first Grand Slam tournament of the new season begins.

In the press date rank Murray from the beginning, to be replaced by. “Not great,” he said to the first question, as it is him. Then he could no longer continue, briefly left the room and said, then with a husky voice. Multi-Murray lowered his head, so that the screen of his baseball caps, he wiped the face, while the tears from the eyes. It occurred to him then is visible hard when he had to speak from the Stop and say goodbye.

This could be in Melbourne where. There, the unseeded Briton in the first round against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who just won the ATP tournament in Doha, has a heavy task in front of you. To the main field, Murray was moved only thanks to the some tournaments a protected ranking for a long time injured professionals.

The only ranked 230 in the world rankings led Brit no longer wants to compete to his first round game, to be able to play at the highest level. “I’m not sure if I can still play for four or five months of pain. I would like to make it to Wimbledon, and then stop, but I’m not sure if I’m going to do,“ he said. It is very possible that he games in Melbourne will be his last tournament.

Murray had been suffering for 20 months under hip problems and was therefore a year ago the surgery. Because of the continued pain everlasting, he is now considering another surgery. He should help at least a pain-free life: Currently, Murray can’t wear shoes or socks without problems. “I have a lot of pain – it’s too much,” he said. “The pain will not allow me to have fun on the Training or Competition,” said Murray. “I’ve been trying to get this clear, I was talking about, but my hip is not better.”

Be mainly on Defensive and counter oriented game requires a lot of work and often leads to go a long Ball, brought Murray but a lot of success. He won twice at Wimbledon, twice Olympic champion, won the title at the US Open, and reached five in the final of the Australian Open and once in the final of the French Open.

in addition to Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber will be missing in the meantime, Julia Görges, the German ladies Tennis Team in the first Fed Cup round against Belarus. The World Ranking Of 14. said on Friday before the start of the Australian Open, you’ve informed team boss Jens Gerlach already at the beginning of December of their decision. The quarter-finals against Belarus will take place on 9. and 10. February in Braunschweig, instead, directly after the major WTA tournaments in Doha and Dubai to follow. Thus Gerlach as in the previous year will be missing the two best German players against the white Russians. Last February, Maria, Antonia Lottner and double-specialist Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the quarter-finals thanks to Tatjana, nevertheless, a surprising 3:2 in Minsk succeeded. Kerber, Görges and Grönefeld lost in the semi-final 1:4 against the eventual winners the Czech Republic.