Tennis’ first major begins on Monday in Melbourne, Australia and is ready to racket-up even after former world No. 1 Andy Murray told the media on Friday he plans to retire after Wimbledon because of his right hip injury. Odds to Win 2019 Australian Open: Murray 100-1
The real question that surrounds Murray as he prepares for next week’s Aussie is can he compete at the level that makes him relevant to sports investors. Secondly will he be able to stay healthy enough to compete in this summer’s Wimbledon.
“I spoke to my team and I told them I can’t keep doing this and that I need to have an end point, because I was just playing with no idea when the pain was going to stop,” Murray announced in his Friday Melbourne presser “I said, look, I think I can kind of get through this until Wimbledon. That is where I would like to stop. I’m also not certain I’m able to do that.”
“I can still play to a level, not a level that I’m happy playing at. But it’s not just that. The pain is too much, really. It’s not something I want. I don’t want to continue playing that way. I’ve tried pretty much everything that I could to get it right, and that hasn’t worked.”
Murray, who won three Grand Slam titles opened at 12-1 odds to win on Melbourne Park center court, but in the Las Vegas Superbook Aussie Open odds update has fallen to 100-1.
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Odds to Win 2019 Australian Open: Murray 100-1