Andy Murray waves the British flag during the medal ceremony for the men's singles tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo)

Nothing lasts forever, and this realization came a lot sooner for Andy Murray and his fans than anyone realized.

In a press conference just a few days before the start of the Australian Open, the 31-year-old told press through tears that the first Major of the year may be his last tournament. According to Murray, the pain in his hip, which forced him to get surgery almost a year ago and ended his 2017 season early, has become too much for the Scot to continue playing at his highest level.

Murray had an illustrious career that spanned almost 13 years, with him pulling off feats not even Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could achieve. While the world waits to see what happens on Sunday when Murray takes on Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round, reflect on his great career: