Andy Murray dismisses retirement speculations ahead of Wimbledon 2023

Wimbledon 2023 already has fans across the globe anticipating several matches. Andy Murray had won 2 consecutively titles on the grass surface in order to prepare for this major Grand Slam. Unfortunately, for the Muzz the streak ended in the Queen’s club Championship.  

Once part of the Big 4 tennis icons, Andy Murray was en route a remarkably successful tennis career. However, his hip injury and several medical procedures acted as a huge speed breaker to his journey. His metal hip did not put a halt the career to this British tennis star. Match after match, Andy still leaves the audience awestruck with his command over the tennis field!

Early exit from Queen’s Club put Andy Murray’s future in doubt

The former world number 1 is now 36-years-old. Tennis fans have been expecting his retirement since 2019, after what seemed to be a very painful and emotional time at the Australian Open that year. In time, fans saw Murray’s determination to get back on the field as he came back to play immediately after his recovery and since.

This grass season, he was on a streak winning 10 consecutive matches at the ATP Challengers. 

Until he went up against Alex de Minaur in the opening round of the Cinch Championship and lost in quick straight sets. This followed him to also immediately withdraw from the doubles at this tournament. Fatigue had sweeped Murray after his back to back tournaments and so he decided to rest and recovery. 

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Considering all of the factors, including his age and his injuries, speculations began saying that this Wimbledon would be his last finale.  

 Murray wants to do his career “justice”

Murray addresses that there might be more injuries that will hinder his desire to play but that isn’t going to stop him now. The way he speaks of his career shows his devotion to the world of tennis. The level of passion and confidence shines through as Andy says “I want to finish on the court where I feel I can still do myself justice and playing at a really high level. I definitely feel I can do that for a couple more years.”

“I want to keep playing a bit longer,” were the most heartfelt words from the former world number 1. 

Sir Andy guarantees to his fans, he is not leaving the field just yet and asserts that “it’s not going to be going on forever but I have an idea of when I would like to finish and it’s not this year’s Wimbledon.” 

What are your thoughts on the journey of this determined athlete? Do you think he has a chance in this upcoming grand slam against some young, fired up opponents? Let us know in the comments section below!


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