Andy Murray reveals daughter talked him out of retirement after Wimbledon
Murray is in Tokyo getting ready for the Olympic Games and he spoke about his thought process after his Wimbledon exit. Murray admitted that the way he lost shook him and he had some doubts. He said:
“I was very disappointed after Wimbledon. With each major tournament that passes… and when you’re getting asked questions a lot it’s always about my future and stuff, so naturally, from that and the fact I’d not performed as well as I’d like to, you question things and doubt yourself a little bit."
However his thoughts changed after a talk with his daughter:
“But when I got home the day after my match my daughter said to me ‘Daddy, you’re home because you lost another tennis match’ and I said to her, ‘yeah I did, what do you do if you lose?’ and she said ‘you try and try again.
Murray agreed as he continued to explain:
“And I was like yeah, that’s what I want to do. I want to keep playing because I enjoy it and think I can still play at a high level. There’s been difficult moments in last few months and year with injuries but right now this is the healthiest I’ve been in the longest period. I’m getting better and improving and hopefully, that stays that way until the end of the year.”
Murray will face a mammoth challenge in the 1st round as he is set to play Felix Auger-Aliassime who beat him at US Open last year. His goal is to win a medal and on that he said:
“That would be for me probably my best achievement if I could do that after everything that’s gone on the last few years. So, I’m motivated for that reason alone. And yeah I still believe that I can do that. I know this could be the last one. So, I want to go out there and leave everything out on the court and fight for every single point because that’s all you can do.”