Britain's greatest tennis star wants a Wimbledon swansong as he struggles with a hip injury.
But he concedes he may quit once he exits the Australian Open in Melbourne because the daily pain is getting unbearable and he needs more surgery.
Many sportspeople have their post-playing career already planned out, but the Scot has NO idea what he will do once he lays down his racquet.
Murray said: "Once I'd started thinking about stopping — the possibility I wasn't going to be playing much longer — all of the things I thought I'd quite like to do, I have zero interest in doing right now. I have no motivation to do anything else just now.
"Thinking about what I'll do when I finish playing and rushing into decisions — from speaking to psychologists and stuff — is the worst thing I should be doing.
"It's going to take time for me to deal with it. I need a bit of time to get over it and then know what my next steps will be or what I'll do after tennis.
"I know stopping will be difficult. I love tennis. I love playing the game. I've been in pain for a long time beforehand but I was managing it and was able to play.
"I thought: 'If my hip gets better and improves, I'll be able to go back to competing'. That's something I had also discussed with many experts and specialists.
"But it didn't get to that point. And because of when I had the surgery and what I was told about the timings of when things can be beneficial, I was like: 'Well I need to wait it out a bit and see'. Obviously it y didn't help enough."
The last time Murray went out in the first round of a major was the 2008 Australian Open.
Yet ahead of his encounter with Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut tomorrow, the 31-year-old believes he is UNLIKELY to progress Down Under.
SunSport watched Murray practising on the Rod Laver Arena against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and his lack of movement was obvious.
Muzza said: "I know I've got no chance of winning the tournament and most likely I'm going to lose in the first round here. I'm not happy about that.
"Because of the way the last six months of competing has gone, I know I could win but I know it's likely I won't — it's going to be uncomfortable."
Murray, who would consider painkillers for potentially his last assignment, might fear a hammering but intends to make the most of his final hours on a tennis court.
He said: "If it is my last match I want to try and enjoy the whole experience, which is maybe something during my career I've not done.
"I've always been focused on tactics and winning and finding a way and that's been the most important thing. Coming in here, my mindset feels very different.
"I was saying to my team the thing that's difficult is, because I'm not practising as much as I used to, I can't just go back on the practice court and work on my serve or my movement or whatever I'm not happy with.
"I can't do that any more."
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