"That would be more fitting" - As retirement looms, Andy Murray reveals where he would like to finish his career

2023 Kooyong Classic - Day 2
Andy Murray at 2023 Kooyong Classic - Day 2

British tennis star, Andy Murray yet again opined on his imminent retirement. He said that if he were to retire from the sport, he would prefer to do so at the Wimbledon Championships or the Paris Olympics.

The three-time Grand Slam winner couldn't carry on his form longer owing to persistent injuries, particularly hip problems. The 37-year-old was forced to take a prolonged break due to a hip injury he suffered in 2017 that kept resurfacing later.

As a result, the Brit announced in February that he was doubtful to continue playing after this summer. Speaking to BBC Sport recently, Murray affirmed his statements and said that he would like to retire at the Wimbledon Championships or the Paris Olympics 2024.

"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," Andy Murray said.

Murray, who has won the Wimbledon Championships twice in his career (2013 and 2016) and is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2012 and 2016), recalled his memories from the marquee events. He said that his decision to continue playing is entirely reliant on managing both his form and fitness.

"I've had amazing experiences and memories from Wimbledon, but also being part of British Olympics teams. To get a chance to compete at a fifth one is a reason to stay motivated and continue playing. Like I said, a lot of it is based on results and physically how I'm feeling as well." he added.

Andy Murray was included in Great Britain's tennis squad for the upcoming Olympics and is set to make his fifth appearance. He will be joined by Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie, and Dan Evans.


"I was surprised with that" - Andy Murray on his Miami Open ankle injury recovery

Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2023 - Day Three
Internazionali BNL D'Italia 2023 - Day Three

In a press conference before the French Open, Andy Murray reflected on his recent ankle injury which he suffered in Miami. The three-time Major Champion revealed that he was surprised to recover before the expected time, but later felt that it all happened due to his determination. Murray said (via Tennis Actu TV on YouTube):

"I felt really motivated and worked extremely hard everyday with my team and my physio and there was no holidays or breaks to feel sorry for myself. I just did the work and I was surprised with that because I could quite easily have felt sorry for myself and taken the break and not done the rehab as well as I did." [at 9:22]

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The ankle injury (damaged anterior talofibular ligament) in March sidelined Murray from most of the clay court season, as he only played Geneva Open, before the Roland Garros.

After a disappointing clay court season, Andy Murray commenced his grasscourt campaign at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart and yet again faced an early exit, losing to Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.

The Brit will next appear at the Cinch Championships in London and take on Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

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