WATCH: Andy Murray breaks down in tears as he reveals impending retirement

WATCH: Andy Murray breaks down in tears as he reveals impending retirement

WATCH: Andy Murray breaks down in tears as he reveals impending retirement

Andy Murray was unable to hide his emotions as he admitted that he is set to retire after Wimbledon this year.

The 31-year-old has been struggling with injuries for some time, with his lack of activity seeing him drop to 240 in the world rankings, and has now revealed in a surprising admission that the pain is now getting the better of him.

Murray is set to compete in the Australian Open next week, a competition in which he has reached the final on five separate occasions, most recently back in 2016, but has finished as the runner-up on all five trips to the final.

The three-time grand slam winner has become one of the most iconic British sportsmen of his generation, having become the first British player to win the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936 in his maiden victory in 2013.

Murray was also a winner of the 2012 US Open, but it now seems he is ready to call time on his career after the wear and tear of the sport became too tough for him to continue. He has been struggling with hip problems of late, having surgery as recently as last year.

During a press conference ahead of the Australian Open, Murray said: “I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months.

“I want to get to Wimbledon and stop but I’m not certain I can do that.”

Murray opens his Australian Open campaign next week with a clash against 22 seed Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, currently being a 10/3 outsider to win the match, having played just 12 games since his hip surgery.

Watch below as Murray struggles to contain his emotions, as well as looking at some of the best tributes to the Scot.