Murray To Retire At Wimbledon

Very sad for Andy but he must acknowledge he achieved a ton. A lot of people wrote him off as a floater in the same group as Berdych, Tsonga and Ferrer but he proved them all wrong. Definitely could have won a couple more Majors but no more hypotheticals. Great career. Hall of Fame career.

And if nothing else, he is unlikely to be surpassed in Olympics Golds. Obviously a player can win 2 in the future but 3 will be very unlikely so he'll stay in the books that way for sure. And he'll also stay in the books at Wimbledon most likely his entire life.
It is an early retirement. Maybe he'll come back in a year or 18 months after surgery. He could still have a long time ahead of him if he did.
His hip lasted longer than I anticipated. He made it about a year further than I thought he would about 3-4 years ago. I used to cringe watching him jam his feet and legs into the ground in lateral transition.
poor murray :(. Also *hugs* to @Mainad and any other murray fans. it is unfortunate that he is being forced to retire due to injury and that he was never able to get back to where he once was but overall he has had a career than many can only dream of. I can hope he can look back fondly with no regrets. At the very least, i suppose it should be somewhat comforting knowing that he can just focus on working on the hip, not sure if its just going to be one of those life long issues or not, but atleast he can try to work on that hip and focus on it without that pressure of having to be ready for match play.
Tearful Andy Murray says he will retire after 2019 Wimbledon at the latest
• Murray: ‘The pain is too much. I don’t want to continue’
• 2019 Australian Open may prove to be Murray’s farewell

Andy Murray has said he is planning to end his tennis career at Wimbledon this summer, but does not know if he can continue playing through pain and suggested that the Australian Open could be his final tournament.

At a press conference in Melbourne, a tearful Murray had to leave the room after revealing his hip pain was still “not great”, 12 months on from surgery. After returning, he insisted he would still try to play at the 2019 Australian Open but added “the pain is too much really. I don’t want to continue playing that way.”

“Wimbledon is where I would like to stop playing but I am not certain I am able to do that,” Murray added. “I’m not sure I can play through the pain for another four or five months.” Murray added that he is considering the option to have further surgery, in a move to ease his hip pain post-retirement. The former world No 1 added that even “putting shoes and socks on” is causing him pain at present.

Murray’s announcement came after a dispiriting practice session against Novak Djokovic at Melbourne Park, where the Serbian won 10 of 12 games played. Murray is drawn in the first round against the No22 seed, Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.

Since his quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon in 2017 – when the extent of his hip problems first became apparent – Murray has played just two grand slam matches, with his only win coming in the first round of the 2018 US Open against James Duckworth, and has dropped to a world ranking of No 230.
This is rough. After having the best season of his career and getting to #1 to then suffer through this. Being forced to retire like this and then another surgery? Nonetheless, Andy's had an amazing career, and he is one of the most honest and fairest players IMO. (y)(y) He already has so much to be proud of, and there's more to look forward to in life. Wish him all the best!
It is an early retirement. Maybe he'll come back in a year or 18 months after surgery. He could still have a long time ahead of him if he did.
Considering he's been out nearly 2 years, I'm not sure how beneficial more time off can really be.

Anyone think he'd still be able to team up with Jamie and compete in doubles?
He nixed that idea according to some reports.
How is it that Corey Seager, for those baseball fans out there, is expected to be able to come back in less than a year? Different type of hip surgery?
Tennis is just on another level physically. The only sports that's more demanding is arguably Rugby. From the stand-point that your body needs to be in top shape. Obviously if you're Karlovic you can live off tiebreaks but thatès not Andy's game.