He then choked back tears and broke down as he revealed he hoped to end his career at Wimbledon, but admitted the Australian Open which began Monday could be his last event because the constant pain was so bad.
Perry -- who won three successive Wimbledon titles from 1934-36 -- had a statue unveiled in 1984.
"We always felt that when Andy retired, that would be the appropriate time to recognise his extraordinary career," said Lewis.
"I am sure something like (a statue) will be done, but meanwhile down at the club he is seen as a highly-respected person both on and off the court.
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