Tennis world reacts to Andy Murray’s retirement plans

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11 Jan 2019, 11:24 IST

A teary-eyed Andy Murray during his press conference
A teary-eyed Andy Murray throughout his press convention

In case you missed it, former world no. 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray, opened up about his plans to retire this 12 months in an emotional press convention forward of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Whereas his preliminary plan was to play until Wimbledon, he feels that the Australian Open itself may be his final match on tour.

“Not feeling good. Been struggling for a very long time… I am unsure I can play by way of the ache for an additional 4 or 5 months,” he stated throughout his press convention.

“Just about carried out the whole lot that I might to attempt to get my hip feeling higher and it hasn’t helped hundreds… I feel there’s a probability the Australian Open is my final match.”

Murray performed a practise match together with Novak Djokovic yesterday however was pressured to cease mid-way, whereas trailing 1-6, 1-4.

“I can play with limitations. However having the restrictions and the ache isn’t permitting me to take pleasure in competing or coaching.

“Wimbledon is the place I wish to cease enjoying however I’m not sure I’m able to do this,” stated Murray.

Murray missed the vast majority of 2018 as a result of damage. He performed simply 12 matches all year long as he underwent hip surgical procedure initially of the 12 months. Nevertheless, he has not been capable of come again to his greatest since then. His world rating additionally took a significant hit as he’s presently ranked 230 on the earth.

The Scot will tackle Roberto Bautista Agut within the first spherical of the match. He has reached the ultimate of the Australian Open on 5 events however has by no means managed to win it. He’s a two-time winner on the Wimbledon Championships and has received the US Open as soon as as nicely. He achieved the world no. 1 rating in 2016.

Right here is how the tennis fraternity reacted to his press convention:

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