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Tennis news - Andy Murray springs surprise as he hints at reversing retirement plans

Murray springs surprise as he hints at reversing retirement plans

14/01/2019 at 12:28Updated 14/01/2019 at 15:08

Andy Murray hinted that he may not be ready to retire after all after a sensational battling performance in his first-round defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open.

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With everyone poised to write the obituaries for Murray’s amazing career – which has seen him win three Grand Slams, two Olympic golds and reach the world No. 1 spot – Murray told his audience that he may yet be back to challenge at the Australian Open in 2020.

Murray would require a hip resurfacing operation if he is to continue - a big procedure.

“Maybe I’ll see you again,” Murray said live on Eurosport.

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" I’ll do everything possible to try… if I’m going to go again I’ll have to have a big operation and there’s no guarantee I could come back from it, but I’ll give it my best shot."

However, Murray did concede there is a chance that he may be finished in tennis – and said it would be a fine way to bow out after an emotional and dramatic night in Melbourne.

“Amazing… it was incredible, thank you so, so much to everyone who came out tonight,” he said.

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“I’ve honestly loved playing here over the years, it’s an amazing place to play tennis.

“If this was my last match it’s an amazing way to end it – I gave it everything.”

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