Andy Murray's legacy through the eyes of rising star Coco Gauff

Thursday, 04 July 2024 at 12:49
America’s young tennis star Coco Gauff has heaped praise on the former world number one Andy Murray and believes his real legacy is that he is just a ‘fighter’. The 37-year-old is often regarded as the best player in the men’s category from Great Britain in tennis in the Open era.
Despite his on-field achievements, Murray struggled throughout his career with his fitness and it was because of this reason, he announced retirement back in 2018. However, the Glasgow-born star returned to the court few months later and has continued to play until now.
Recently, Murray has suggested that he is finally coming towards the end of his career. He even hinted that he is considering retirement after the Wimbledon 2024 and Paris Olympics. However, the former world number one suffered a major blow as he was ruled out of the ongoing Grand Slam after failing to recover from back surgery.
Murray suffered a back injury during the Queen’s ATP Championship, which also forced him to withdraw from that competition. It was not the first injury he sustained this year. Earlier, he also suffered an ankle injury, which ruled him out of action for two months.
Gauff, now regarded as one of the best players in women’s tennis in the singles category, was quoted in a report where she heaped praise on Murray and stated that his legacy will always be that he is a ‘fighter’. The 20-year-old also expressed disappointment after not seeing Murray play one more time in the singles category at Wimbledon.
"I think his legacy is that he’s just a fighter,” she said. “The most inspiration I have for him is no matter what court he’s playing, whether it’s Centre Court here or an ITF, he’s putting 100% effort into that. It’s really unfortunate that he couldn’t get one last healthy match out here because he definitely deserves to end his career on his terms. I hope the doubles goes well with his brother. He’s an icon of the sport and he’s had an incredible career that a lot of people dream of.”

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