‘I’m really not thinking about that’ Andy Murray takes a swipe at the media being asked on his retirement plan

The legacy of Virginia Wade and Sue Barker will forever remain as the pioneering stage in the history of British professional tennis. However, the Open Era provided the true masterminds, featuring Sir Andy Murray and most recently, Emma Raducanu.

Despite taking part with the retired Roger Federer in the ongoing Laver Cup on British soil, Murray revealed his intentions for the future regarding his tennis career.

Why did Andy Murray ignore his retirement rumors?

Andy Murray, a former world number one in tennis, has said that he is not considering a retirement from the sport and has asserted that he is still effective against the sport’s best players and the 35-year-old player, who had surgery on his right hip in 2019, has been playing with a metal hip replacement ever since, and as a result, he has increased his rating in this year from World Number 134 to his present score of No. 43.

Sir Murray also confessed that the announcement of Roger Federer’s farewell this week has caused him to reflect more seriously about his own career. This comes after Murray has had discussions with both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. An emotional farewell was held for Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, on the last night of the 2022 Laver Cup, which has been transformed into a commemoration of Federer’s career.

The British star stated, “I’m still playing competitive tennis and physically feeling good against top players. I just need to start really turning some of these tight losses and close matches into wins. It’s as simple as that.” 

Nonetheless, he was overheard having many conversations with Federer on the court, while both Djokovic and Nadal were spotted showing signs of passion. The era of the “Big Three” has officially ended with Federer’s retirement, and his long-term competitors are now constantly asked about their own futures.

Given the severity of his personal physical problems, Murray has perhaps been asked about retirement more than anybody else and his first voiced doubts about the ability to play tennis again at the 2019 Australian Open.

Andy was always capable of subsequently made a remarkable comeback, climbing back into the men’s top 50 and hoping to return to the seeded ranks. Nonetheless, he has stated that his recent in-depth conversations with Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal have caused him to doubt his own destiny in the sport.

Murray said this after losing the match against Alex de Minaur in a tight match in which he won the first set a nd the three-time Big Grand Slam winner was disappointed in himself for not putting Europe up 3-0 against the world.

Apart from that, the British star confessed that he is yet to reach the desired level of play despite winning a couple of Grand Slams over the past few years.


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