"It's a difficult one" - Andy Murray speaks on his retirement

Andy Murray is not close to retiring but the Brit was asked how he would do it with the question leaving even him unsure of it

Andy Murray suffered a devastating loss to Camero Norrie in Cincinnati as it was a match where the Brit wasted multiple chances to finish off Norrie. Murray won the opening set but faltered as the match went on missing a couple of big balls in very crucial moments. It left him visibly disappointed after the match, especially since his play greatly suffered in the final set due to cramps.

He admitted that' it's something he needs to find a solution for:

"It’s a big concern for me, that, and something that I need to address and find a solution for. No one knows exactly why cramps happen. There are many reasons, whether it’s hydration, whether it’s the food that you have taken in, whether it’s fatigue and lack of conditioning, stress. I need to try and understand what’s going on there.”

Due to the impending retirement of Williams, there has been much talk about retiring in tennis and Murray was asked about his own. He was unsure whether he would even announce it noting that it's a difficult thing:

“It’s a difficult one. When I had the injury problems a few years ago and didn’t know whether I was going to be able to play, I maybe always envisaged finishing my career in the UK or whatever. But when I played that match against [Roberto] Bautista Agut [in the first round of the 2019 Australian Open, losing in five sets], I said to my team, if that was it and I don’t get to play again, I was more than happy with that being my last match, because it was [an] amazing atmosphere, it was a great match, I fought right to the end until I could basically hardly walk at the end, and left everything out on the court."

He continued:

"There is part of it I think when you announce that you’re retiring that I would imagine psychologically it’s quite difficult, as well. There is a lot of pressure then, I think because you want to perform and because it’s the last couple of tournaments. Just the whole situation puts a lot of stress on the performance. So I don’t know whether I would announce something or whether I would just stop and that would be it. I don’t know.”

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