Andy Murray has been forced to admit defeat in his efforts to recover from a hip problem and looks set to call time on his illustrious career.

The 31-year-old will go down not just as the best British player of all time but one of the greats of the strongest era in men’s tennis.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out the key numbers of Murray’s career.

1 – Murray became the first British singles player ever to officially be ranked world number one on November 7, 2016.

41 – The number of weeks the Scot spent on top of the rankings.

3 – Grand slam titles

11 – Grand slam finals

45 – Career singles titles

2 – Doubles titles, both with brother Jamie

9 – Singles titles in 2016, including five in a row to end the season as world number one

2 – Olympic singles gold medals

Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Day Nine
Great Britain’s Andy Murray with his gold medal following victory in the men’s singles final at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio (Owen Humphreys/PA)

11 – Murray won all 11 rubbers he contested to drive Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015, an unprecedented feat

663 – Tour-level matches won

61,055,135 – Career prize money, in US dollars

3 – Only person to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year three times

Sports Personality of the Year 2015 – Live Show
Andy Murray won Sports Personality of the Year three times (Niall Carson/PA)

5,573 – Aces served

29 – Combined wins against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic