Andy Murray has dropped the hint that the end of his career could be on the horizon, with the Scot revealing his thoughts to the BBC.
The 35-year-old who has struggled for half a decade with hip and abdominal injuries, said it could go either way at the moment.
“If my body is in good shape and I’m still able to compete consistently, I’ll keep playing,” the former No. 1 now ranked 49th said.
“But I can’t look so far in advance with the age I’m at and with the issues I’ve had. If I was to have a big injury, I probably wouldn’t try to come back from that.”
He hinted the decision could be decided depending on how he starts the 2023 season, after three weeks of Miami training prior to heading to Australia shortly after Christmas.
“I’m certainly in better shape than I was. I wasn’t happy with how last season went – certainly the last six months or so from a physical perspective – but my ranking still went from 125 to 50 in a year.
“I’m hoping that this year, with the work I’ve done, things will continue to improve and I’ll still be motivated to get out there and compete.”
Murray is appearing in his native Scotland this week in a local exhibition.
Main photo;- Andy Murray of Team Europe at the Laver Cup London September 2022 in by Julian Finney/for Laver Cup