Andy Murray's final bow: Paris Olympics to be last professional event

Friday, 05 July 2024 at 12:15
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Britain’s tennis star Andy Murray has revealed that the upcoming Paris Olympics will be his last before retiring. The mega-event will be held from July 26 to August 11 in the capital city of France, and thousands of athletes will participate in different games to secure glory for their respective countries.
The 37-year-old, often regarded as the greatest player in tennis in the singles category from Great Britain, has struggled with fitness concerns throughout his career. Because of this, he announced his retirement from professional tennis after the Australian Open in 2018. However, Murray made a miraculous return to the court soon after, even though he continued to deal with fitness concerns.
Recently, Murray announced that he is once again considering retirement after struggling with injuries and a lack of form. He suffered an ankle injury that kept him out of action for two months. Later, he suffered yet another injury during the Queen’s ATP Championship, which forced him to undergo back surgery.
Murray, who ended up withdrawing from Wimbledon’s singles category but later opted to participate in the doubles event with his brother, was quoted in a report in which he confirmed that the Paris Olympics would be his last at the highest level.
“Before what happened in Miami I was starting to play good tennis,” he said. “At Queens I got through the first round. I can still win matches at this level. Even with the physical issues around the hip, I was still able to compete at the highest level. Not as consistently as I would’ve liked. Certainly not having the results I would’ve wanted. But yeah, I can definitely still win matches here or on the grass once I’m recovered from the back injury. But I don’t want to do that now. I know I could do it, but I have no plans to play singles again.”
Murray has an impressive record while playing at the highest level. He has won three Grand Slam titles in his career, the last of which came in 2016. That’s not it, as he also has an impressive record while playing at Wimbledon, where he has won two gold medals for his country. The first one came in 2012 when he defeated the former world number one Switzerland’s Roger Federer with a score of 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. His second gold medal came in 2016 when he defeated Argentina’s Juan Martín del Potro with a score of 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5.

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