Andy Murray Reveals Tearful Retirement Plans

Murray Wins Comeback Player of the Year Award

Andy Murray has revealed his retirement plans and they do not make for a great reading if you are a fan of his.

The former Grand Slam champion has said he would like to continue playing till Wimbledon before calling it off but the pain from his injury might force his hand earlier.

In a tearful press conference in which he walked out once before returning, Murray revealed he was still battling a lot of pain from his hip injury and that it’s been an ongoing issue for the past 20 months.

Speaking to the media, Murray said:

“Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I am not certain I am able to do that. I’m not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months.”

He added things have become so difficult that he would have to seriously consider another operation to reduce his pain post his playing days, even citing how “putting shoes and socks on” is also resulting in a lot of pain right now.

This press conference followed a savage defeat for Murray in a practice match against Novak Djokovic, in which he won just two of the 12 games they played. Murray was trailing 6-1, 4-1 before he had to quit.

Murray has been handed a tough opening round match against the recent Qatar Open winner, Roberto Bautista-Agut. Having played only two Grand Slam matches since his 2017 Wimbledon defeat at the hands of Sam Querrey, it would be a sad end to a glorious career that has seen him capture three Grand Slam titles including two at Wimbledon.

2016 turned out to be his best year in tennis as he reached the final at the Australian Open and the French Open before capping it off with his third and final Grand Slam win at the Wimbledon.

Suneer Chowdhary
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Suneer is a Mumbai-based freelance sports journalist with a special affinity towards cricket and tennis. He has also covered six ICC tournaments including Cricket World Cups and Champions Trophy.

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