Despite French Open loss, Andy Murray's career still shines with pride

Monday, 27 May 2024 at 07:11
Andy Murray has said goodbye to the French Open likely for the final time after beating defeated and well beaten by Stan Wawrinka on Sunday in a battle of the veterans at Roland Garros. But it is not all doom and gloom for the Brit who looks back on his efforts in the past in Paris with pride.
A 2016 finalist and a four-time semi-finalist in other years, Murray has done it all aside from winning the title and admitted that he potentially would've done more had it not been for the so-called Big Three. Albeit he admits that others would mostly sign up for what he achieved in his career.
He also opened up about his decision to eventually quit the sport admitting that it's getting harder to get up and play. He said he won't play much after the summer albeit his retirement isn't fully set in stone yet.
"I did really well here over the years. You know, a lot of the results and stuff that I think the issue for me is that when you compare it to, like, what Rafa or Novak achieved in the same time, it obviously is minuscule in comparison," said Murray.
"But yeah, most players would sign up for the results I've had here. I played final, I think four semis and made the quarters, I don't know, I don't know how many times, a couple of times as well, maybe. Yeah, lost in the semis, I lost to Novak in five, Stan in five, and twice to Rafa. Obviously no shame in that.
"In a different time maybe the results would have been a bit different. But yeah, I'm proud of the results that I had here. I had great memories. Like you said, it was not an easy surface for me. But I always showed up and put in some strong performances, considering. And yeah, it was a good run here over the years.”
"My body isn't what it was 10 years ago. I'm fully aware of that," Murray said. "It takes a lot of time and effort to get it in a position to go out there and compete. It's not always perfect.
"But I still enjoy giving [it] a go and trying to get myself out there and be as competitive as possible."

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