ANDY Murray has floated the idea of retirement as he said that the forthcoming 2024 ATP Tour season “could be the last”.

A shoulder injury, illness and a bruised knee have led to a "tricky" pre-season for Andy Murray, and he accepted in an interview with BBC Sport that he didn’t enjoy much of the 2023 season.

"If I was in a situation like I was at the end of last year, then I probably wouldn't go again," Murray said

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"But then if physically I'm doing well and my results are good and I'm playing well, then that's enjoyable and I could see myself still playing.

"We'll see how the year goes, see how the body holds up. If things are going well, I'd love to keep going. But if they're not, and I'm not enjoying it, it could be the last year, yes."

The two-time Wimbledon champion (below) turned 36 in May and is continuing to defy expectations of what can be achieved with a metal hip.

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While Novak Djokovic is as dominant as ever, Murray has seen one of his other big rivals, Roger Federer, bow out, and Rafael Nadal announced his intention to call it a day after a final tilt next year.

The Scottish tennis legend will begin his 20th season on the ATP Tour on New Year’s Day against Grigor Dimitrov at the Brisbane International.