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Australian Open 2019 men's draw: Roger Federer defends

Australian Open 2019 men's draw: Roger Federer defends

I've been struggling for a long time.

"I said to my team "I think I can get through to Wimbledon". that's where I would like to stop playing".

He said he could still "play to a level, but not a level I'm happy about".

A five-time finalist at Melbourne Park, Murray said he had reflected on his future during a training block at the end of past year.

"I'm surprised that I'm still at this level, that I'm still in the top 10". He then became emotional and left the room for several minutes to compose himself.

The three-time Grand Slam victor, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, hopes to bow out at Wimbledon this summer, but concedes that may not be possible.

While he will compete at the Australian Open, facing Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round, he accepts that there are no guarantees over his fitness from this point as he struggles through the enormous pain in his right hip and he may be forced to retire after the first Grand Slam of 2019.

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Andy Murray walks between points during his practice match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.

Responding to a fan's Instagram post, Murray replied: "I'm sorry I couldn't be more entertaining today". The Briton played just 12 matches in 2018 after making a comeback at Queen's in June and he is hoping for a much better run this season, kicking off the year in Brisbane where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in the second round.

"I'm in a better place than I was six months ago but I'm still in a lot of pain".

Asked whether this would be his final tournament, he responded: 'There's a chance of that, yeah, for sure.

"I've been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now", Murray said at Melbourne Park ahead of the Australian Open.

Murray is drawn in the first round against the No22 seed, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

Murray will go down as one of Britain's best ever sportsmen for his achievements in an era of tennis in which he has had to compete with icons such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.