Tennis

Andy Murray announces retirement

While in Australia, Andy Murray announced his plans to retire following Wimbledon. The former number one tennis star has been suffering from a right hip injury that has crippled him in recent years, and he has finally had enough of it. Murray has been pretty vocal regarding his right hip injury, he says, “I can still play to a level, not a level I’m happy playing at, but it’s not just that. The pain is too much really.”. Murray underwent surgery in January 2017, and has been in pain ever since.

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Andy Murray getting emotional during Australian Open News Conference

In an extremely emotional news conference at Melbourne Park, Murray said the pain has just become too much to bear. He said that he made the decision to retire after Wimbledon during his training camp last month, and has been talking regularly with his team about his wanting to retire.

Murray has won three Grand Slam titles: Wimbledon 2013, Wimbledon 2016, and the 2012 U.S. Open. Along with his career Grand Slam victories, Murray has two Olympic Gold Medals.

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Andy Murray celebrating his 2012 U.S. Open Championship

Murray did play through the Australian Open, but has made it very clear that the pain is too much, and that he will retire following Wimbledon. He says, “Because I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months.”.

Everyone will have their sights set on Wimbledon to see if Murray will be making an appearance. After his loss at the Australian Open, it is unclear whether he plays through the pain or steps away from the game.

 

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