Andy Murray vs Roberto Bautista Agut LIVE ranking: Latest updates from Australian Open 2019
The former international No.1 has introduced the ache in his proper hip will power him to retire this 12 months – and his opening spherical tie in opposition to Roberto Bautista Agut may well be his final look.
The Scot first suffered with the damage on the 2017 French Open ahead of taking painkillers as he limped via Wimbledon later that summer season.
Murray, who stated he determined to hand over after returning to the apply courtroom final month, stated: “I haven’t been taking painkillers actually in any respect.
“I’ve taken anti-inflammatories for slightly a very long time at other phases of my occupation, when I’ve had problems with my hip or my again.
“I’ve carried out that roughly sporadically if my hip were given sore or flared up at a match. I’ve attempted to steer clear of taking anti-inflammatories all through apply and coaching.
“At Wimbledon within the final 12 months I performed there used to be taking painkillers and that used to be when my hip used to be at its’ worst.
“Obviously I did actually neatly there however by means of then finish of the match I actually couldn’t stroll. I attempted to stick off ache killers.
“They are one thing I would possibly use right here to make it extra relaxed and stress-free for the final time I play.”