In a heartbreaking press conference on Friday morning in Melbourne, Andy Murray broke down in tears after just the first question before confirming he may retire after the Australian Open.
"So I'm not feeling great", Murray said when he returned.
A five-time finalist at Melbourne Park, Murray said he had reflected on his future during a training block at the end of previous year.
'I'm going to play.
'I'm not feeling good, ' he said.
"I said to my team "I think I can get through to Wimbledon". that's where I would like to stop playing".
The draw for the first Grand Slam of the year took place on Thursday, as the likes of Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal learned what their potential paths to the trophy would look like. Not a level that I'm happy playing at.
"It was Muzza that showed me just how entertaining tennis really could be and for that I thank him with my whole heart".
Asked whether this could turn out to be his last event he replied 'There's a chance of that for sure'. "I'm not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months", he said.
"Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I am not certain I am able to do that", Murray added.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has admitted the Australian Open may be his last tournament, as his chronic hip injury continues to cause him pain.
In his Instagram Murray had described the effects of a stubborn hip injury with words such as "demoralising", "hurting inside", and even including a picture of himself as a little boy, read less like a routine medical update than a cry for help.
"I can play with limitations, but having the limitations and the pain is not allowing me to enjoy competing or training".
Murray has slipped well down to No 230 in the world rankings and has been drawn to face 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round this coming Monday.