Tim Henman has heaped praise on fellow Brit Andy Murray, following the Scot’s decision to retire in 2019, the BBC report.

Murray, a former world number one, is preparing to take part in the Australian Open this month and admitted on Friday it could well be his last tournament.

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The 31-year-old has claimed three Grand Slam titles during his career and revealed he would ideally want to end his playing career at Wimbledon in the summer.

However, after Murray suffered a hip injury back in 2017 which required surgery last January, the Brit has failed to recover fully, admitting he has been in pain for the last 20 months.

And former Wimbledon semi-finalist Henman, who has been friends with Murray since the Scot was a teenager, was quick to heap praise on Murray following his emotional announcement on Friday, 

It is sad news, but it doesn’t detract from what an incredible career he has had.

When you look at the list of his achievements, there are no greater goals you can achieve in our sport.

His development, from someone who joined us at the Davis Cup as a 16-year-old, and the way his game has progressed and the way he has matured physically and mentality, has been incredible to watch.

I know he will be immensely proud of those achievements even though he will be disappointed at the moment.

The two-time Olympic champion, who is currently ranked 230th in the world, begins his Australian Open campaign against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday, with a defeat potentially spelling the end for Murray.