"What a career": Carlos Alcaraz praises Andy Murray for 'inspirational' career

Friday, 05 July 2024 at 14:03
World number three Carlos Alcaraz has praised the former world number one Andy Murray for his stellar career. The 37-year-old played his last match at Wimbledon on Thursday in the doubles category with his brother Jamie but ended up on the losing side to Australian pair of John Peers and Rinky Hijikata with a score of 7-6, 6-4.
Alcaraz, who was not present at the court, in a post on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter — heaped praise on Murray for his amazing career. “Andy! 🥲 Such an inspiration and example for everyone! what a career and what a legacy! @andy_murray,” he wrote.
Murray is often regarded as the greatest British player to have played men’s tennis in the singles category in the Open era. Despite his on-field success, the Glasgow-born has struggled with fitness concern throughout his career and it was because of this reason he announced retirement from professional tennis just after the Australian Open in 2018.
He made a miraculous comeback but continued to deal with injuries. Murray recently announced that, after consistent fitness and form struggles, he would finish his career after Wimbledon and the Paris Olympics.
Murray had a fabulous career at the highest level, winning three major titles. His first title at the highest level was the US Open in 2012 when he defeated former world number one Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the final in a five-set thriller with a score of 7–6(12–10), 7–5, 2–6, 3–6, 6–2. He then won Wimbledon a year later after again beating Serbia’s legendary player in the final in straight sets with a score of 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.
Murray’s last major title was Wimbledon in 2016 as he defeated Canada’s Milos Raonic in the final in straight sets with a score of 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2). That’s not it, as Murray also won two gold medals for his country while playing in the Olympics.

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