Australian tennis star Sam Groth has revealed he will retire following the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne.
Groth, 30, cited a decreasing motivation to be on the Tour to be the main factor behind his decision.
It will mean the January tournament in the Victorian capital will be his last after a 13-year career.
Groth reached a career-high of 53 in the world in 2015, which included reaching the third round of the Aus Open, before injuries took its toll.
“It’s been something I’ve been thinking about since Wimbledon,” Groth told News Limited.
“I went to Newport, a tournament I’ve done really well at in the past. I ‘qualied’, won a round and I was playing John Isner on centre court and part of me just really didn’t want to be there.
“My issue has never been competing.
“Before I got to 53 in the world, my issue was doing enough work and all those sorts of things.
“That became the easy part at the end.
“But getting out and competing and being away from home became tough.”