"That would probably be more fitting": Andy Murray expresses desire to retire after Paris Olympics or Wimbledon

Monday, 17 June 2024 at 12:02
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Former world number one Andy Murray has stated that retiring after the Paris Olympics or Wimbledon would be' fitting'. The 37-year-old is often regarded as one of the best British players to have played the game in the men’s singles category in the Open era.
Murray has struggled with fitness concerns throughout his career, and this has made it hard for him to deliver consistent performances. In 2018, right after the Australian Open, Murray announced his retirement because of a hip injury. Fortunately, he returned to the court after a few months and still plays at the highest level.
Recently, the three-time Grand Slam winner has hinted that his retirement is not far away and that he is just waiting for the right time.
The Glasgow-born star, who has recently been named as one of the members of the Great Britain tennis team for the Summer Olympics, was recently quoted in a BBC Sports report in which he expressed his desire to call it quits right after Wimbledon or the mega-event in Paris. Murray also confirmed that he does not want to play much after the ‘summer’ as his physical condition will determine his decision.
"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,” he said. "I've had amazing experiences and memories from Wimbledon, but also being part of British Olympics teams. Like I said, a lot of it is based on results and physically how I'm feeling as well. My plans haven't really changed. I'm not planning to playing much past this summer.”
Even though Murray has continued to play at the highest level, his results have somewhat regressed in recent years. The 37-year-old has not played beyond the third round of any Grand Slam since 2017 Wimbledon, where he was knocked out after losing in the quarterfinal to America’s Sam Querrey with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1.

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