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Andy Murray Won’t Retire Til Ready, So Don’t Bother Asking

Andy Murray Won't Retire Til Ready, So Don't Bother Asking

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday January 31 2024

Even Andy Murray is quick to admit, as he did this week on the website formerly known as Twitter, that he is in the midst of a โ€œTerrible Momentโ€. And the three-time Grand Slam champion, former No.1 and Certain Hall of Famer knows, as he also said on social media, that most people would quit if they were in his situation right now.

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But that doesnโ€™t make it a good idea to call for his retirement.

Nevertheless, tennis fans and pundits canโ€™t seem to help themselves.

How long has it been since Murray reached the second week at a major? Well, just about seven years, actually, at Wimbledon in 2017. Back when Murray was a spry 30-year-old who didnโ€™t yet have a metal hip.

Tennis journalists canโ€™t help themselves either. Even Scottish ones, who youโ€™d think would be decidedly loyal to Andyโ€™s self-proclaimed wishes.


In a recent column for the BBC, Kheridine Idessane asks:

When does it become clear that the massive investment of time, energy and effort is not paying any kind of dividend at all?

At what point does bravely soldiering on start to damage his legacy?

Murray, stern combatant that he is, quickly took offense to the article and jumped on his phone to bang out a heated reply.

โ€œTarnishing my legacy?โ€ he wrote. โ€œDo me a favour. Iโ€™m in a terrible moment right now, Iโ€™ll give you that. Most people would quit and give up in my situation right now.

“But Iโ€™m not most people and my mind works differently. I wonโ€™t quit. I will keep fighting and working to produce the performances I know Iโ€™m capable of.โ€

There were many โ€“ namely Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova and Andyโ€™s mum Judy โ€“ who took Andyโ€™s side. Yes, journalists have a right to write what they went, but we do, then, have a right to tell them enough is enoughโ€ฆ.


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