Andy Murray's love for tennis might thwart retirement plans, according to Emma Raducanu

Thursday, 27 June 2024 at 13:55
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Britain’s young tennis star Emma Raducanu has stated that she cannot see former world number one Andy Murray retiring from the sport any time soon. The 37-year-old is regarded as one of the most successful players in the history of Britain’s tennis in the men’s singles category.
Murray has been in the news lately, especially after he announced he could consider retiring from professional tennis after the Wimbledon and Summer Olympics. That plan, however, suffered a massive blow as the three-time Grand Slam winner suffered a back injury during the Queen’s ATP Championship. After that, the former world number one underwent surgery as well.
An English media outlet, the Independent, reported on Sunday that Murray has been ruled out of Wimbledon 2024 after failing to recover in time from the surgery. The third Grand Slam of the year is set to begin from Monday where players from all over the world will participate to showcase their talent and secure the ultimate prize. The Glasgow-born star, however, on Thursday, stated that he would be open to making a last-minute call about whether he should participate in the competition or not.
Raducanu, who is now one of the hottest prospects for Britain in professional tennis, was recently quoted in a report in which she stated that she still cannot see Murray retiring from tennis altogether because he loves the sport.
“He doesn’t care about what anyone thinks or says about him,” he said. “He loves doing what he does and I think for him to finally let go of tennis…I just don’t see it happening. But I’d be happy if he played for a very long time to come. Physically it’s such a demanding sport and situation to be in especially with his surgery. I want to see him going for as long as possible.”
Murray has struggled with fitness concerns throughout his career. Early in 2018, he announced his retirement from tennis because of a hip injury but returned to the court soon after. Earlier this year, the former world number one suffered an ankle injury which ruled him out of action for two months.

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