“I would rather finish at Wimbledon or an Olympic Games,” Murray opts to skip US Open and Davis Cup amid retirement plan

Monday, 17 June 2024 at 01:00
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Andy Murray commented that Wimbledon and the Olympics would be fitting for retiring, as he is unlikely to play at the US Open or Davis Cup this year. The former world No. 1 has not given a clear date for his retirement, although he stated earlier this year that he will not "play much past the summer."
The three-time Grand Slam champion arrived at the Queen’s Club Championships to continue his preparation for Wimbledon. Murray, 37 years old, will debut against Alexei Popyrin while enjoying what could be his final weeks as a professional.

Murray reflects on Wimbledon and Olympics significance

In March of this year, after losing to Andrey Rublev at Indian Wells, Murray reiterated that his retirement would be after the summer of 2024: “I've been getting asked about it for 18 months or so, and it's obviously something I have thought about, but I hadn't made a decision on,' he said. 'Once I have made the decision, I have expressed that, and no one is listening to it. So I don't really understand why I keep getting asked, to be honest.”
However, the Briton has not yet declared which will be his last tournament. Upon arriving at Queen’s, Murray responded to BBC Sport whether he plans to play the US Open or Davis Cup this year: "I don't think so," the world No. 97 responded. "Probably if I was going to finish my career I would rather finish at Wimbledon or an Olympic Games - to me that would probably be more fitting."
Murray is the only British tennis player to win the Wimbledon title in the Open Era, which he achieved twice: in 2013 and 2016. Murray is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist in singles: at London 2012 and Rio 2016. "I've had amazing experiences and memories from Wimbledon, but also being part of British Olympics teams," he added.
Murray beats Milos Raonic to win second Wimbledon title in 2016.
Looking ahead to Paris 2024, the tennis player secured a wildcard and will be part of the British Olympic team for the 5th time: "To get a chance to compete at a fifth one is a reason to stay motivated and continue playing," said the Scot of his Olympics prospects. "Like I said, a lot of it is based on results and physically how I'm feeling as well."

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