Andy Murray makes surprise announcement ahead of the Australian Open

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"Obviously I've been struggling for a long time". Making that decision, I think I can get through to this at Wimbledon, that's when I'd like to stop playing.

Murray says he is planning to end his tennis career during the United Kingdom summer, but does not know if he can continue playing through his pain until then.

The Swiss six-time Australian champion, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, could meet the Croat again in the quarter-finals, should he come through a potentially tricky fourth-round tie against Greek prospect Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Andy Murray briefly had to leave the room having been overcome by emotion before returning and confirming he could end his career as soon as next week.

Murray is a three-time Major victor, taking the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016. The first Grand Slam of 2019 sees world number one Novak Djokovic aiming for his third consecutive slam title, and seventh Australian Open.

Murray, who is coming back from a long-term hip injury, won just two games against world No. 1 Djokovic during the practice match, which finished incomplete at 6-1, 4-1 and was played in front of a sizeable crowd at the Margaret Court Arena.

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"I've pretty much done everything I could get my hip feeling better. The pain is too much really and I don't want to continue playing that way".

Chinese top tennis player Wang Qiang is the 21st seed at the Australian Open on Thursday as Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep led the men's and women's singles seeding lists respectively.

He says there's a chance this could be his last-ever tournament.

'I have an option to have another operation, which is little more severe than what I've had before but would give me a better quality of life.

Defending champion Roger Federer, aiming for a third consecutive Australian title and a 21st Grand Slam crown, takes on Denis Istomin in round one.

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