Murray To Retire At Wimbledon

upchuck

Professional
"I've been playing with hip pain for a number of years," he said.

That's the problem. Maybe if he dealt with the problem earlier we'd be having another conversation right now.
 

tennisfan2015

Hall of Fame
really sucks that he got injured while being world number 1 and playing his best tennis ever, and now this..

There is still hope, if he gets rid of the pain that is.. it´s really strange that in 2019 top notch health care, that he cant fix his hip.
There is no hope. Face it. He will bump out early (next) and there is a chance he won't even show up.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
If this is true, then he can be proud of everything he's done and pleased about the scores of people he's proven wrong.
He is at a respectable retirement age historically speaking, and having left everything out there during his career there is nothing for him to regret, so IMO the real issue for him is how much will this injury affect him after tennis? I really hope his quality of life doesn't take a permanent tumble.

Whatever happens on that front, I look forward to his presence in the commentary box at least after he retires.
 

Keizer

Professional
Was at work when someone mentioned this to me casually because they'd seen me watching tennis before. Said person was shocked when I kept bringing it up every five minutes for the next half hour. Definitely a huge loss for the sport. This retirement is even starker for me given the clowning we saw a couple of days ago in that Tomic-Kyrgios match; unlike those guys, Murray never cheated fans of the game with anything less than a 100% effort.

I'm definitely going to miss him.
 

crocon

Hall of Fame
Damn it's gonna be weird when the big 4 are gone. Sorry for Murray and his fans. He has accomplished great things and given us some amazing matches against GOAT contenders.

it's sad to see him go, but sadder to see a guy struggle physically as much as he has. Unfortunately we only have so much control over our expiration date.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Damn it's gonna be weird when the big 4 are gone. Sorry for Murray and his fans. He has accomplished great things and given us some amazing matches against GOAT contenders.

it's sad to see him go, but sadder to see a guy struggle physically as much as he has. Unfortunately we only have so much control over our expiration date.
He had control, but pushed his body to the limits! It's the same with Rafa who'll probably end up with hip replacements of his own! :sneaky: :unsure: ;)
 

clout

Hall of Fame
I'm beyond saddened to hear that his career had to end this way. The best way to put it is with this old saying, "don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

All in all, it is truly sad to a player I've been watching for all these years just retire all of a sudden and this occurrence should be a wake-up call to the Fed, Nadal and Djoker fans who have all despised each other's fav player for years. Instead of hating, we should all be appreciating and enjoying what they've brought to the table and how all 4 of these men have elevated tennis to new heights. They're all 31+ and not getting any younger so its pretty obvious that time on tour is inevitably winding down for all of them. I know I may sound like a broken record to some, but to ppl who hate on other players, trust me you'll miss them once they're gone, it's only natural and it'll be no different once all the big four decide to hang up their rackets
 
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clout

Hall of Fame
Reflecting back, Murray literally has NOTHING left to prove to anyone anymore.

He's got:
- 3 GS Titles; 2 Wimbledon's
- 11 GS Finals (made all four of them)
- 45 Career Titles
- 14 Masters Titles
- 2 Olympic Gold Medals
- WTF
- 20 Big Titles
- Year End Number One
- 41 Total Weeks at Number One
- 78% career win percentage
- Davis Cup Winner
- 8 seasons finishing inside the top 4 rankings
- consistently dominated the remainder of the field for over a decade (101 wins vs top 10 players; 299 wins vs players who have been ranked in the top 10)
- accomplished all this above while competing in the same era as arguably the three greatest players the sport has ever seen
 
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Fedforever

Hall of Fame
I feel unexpectedly upset over this. I admit it took me a while to warm up to Andy but he's earned everyone's respect over the last few years.

I hope when he's able to reflect he'll realise what an amazing career he has had.
 

StanIsTheMan

New User
I'm sorry, Andy. You were a great competitor.

Always sad to see a champion of this caliber in a position like this. Goodness, this feels terrible. Sorry to all the good Murray fans out there that must be even further heartbroken than me. @Mainad, my condolences. Injury is the worst way to go.

Thank you for years of great tennis. Thank you so much.
Injury is definitely not the worst way to go, lifetime bans/suspensions are arguably way worse. But I agree it must be a real struggle for him.

Sad to see a great champion go.
 

maratha_warrior

Hall of Fame
Have no words ,just makes me sad ...
Fans are sad that One member of Big 4 is saying goodbye to us , imagine how tough this news would be for the rest of the Big 4 themselves .
Time is limited , I promise I would try and enjoy remaining matches of all the remaining members of Big 4 as long as they play the game..
I don't think I'll be ever excited in the game of tennis ,after big 4 are gone ..

On other hand , I think this is correct decision by Andy .. He has given his 100% for the game and now it's time to enjoy a healthy and happy life with family and friends . Health of family members is the most important thing ..
 
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MattCrosby

Professional
Having briefly met Andy at AO16 and Wimbledon 17 he’s a great guy, truly hard to watch this PC and not shed a small tear. I know this is definitely not the decision he wanted to make but when your body tells you it’s time, well it’s time.
 

joekapa

Legend
The Greatest No 2 in tennis history (yes, yes, I know he was no 1). Should of had another 3-4 slams to his name. In any other era he would of dominated.
Copped a lot of flack for his style of play, especially when Nadal is lauded for a similar style of play.
But the man was a gun. He spilled blood on the court and gave us many memorable matches. Always loved watching him play.
Also the driest humor of any of the players. He could of been a member of Monty Python.
Left his mark on true fans of the sport.
You will be missed.
Hopefully will start a commentary career.
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
This one hurts, I have to say.

I really wanted him to get back to his best and win another slam. I badly wanted him to have a comeback story like the other big 4 members. I wanted him to finally get that AO.

Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have always seemed like gods of the sport. I liked Murray because he seemed like a pretty normal guy, who somehow, sometimes was able to compete with them. He was always the underdog, and I really wished for him to get back to the top.

This will be a titanic loss for the sport.
 

reaper

Legend
Injury is definitely not the worst way to go, lifetime bans/suspensions are arguably way worse. But I agree it must be a real struggle for him.

Sad to see a great champion go.
Injury is a terrible way to go if they rob you of your chance to achieve your goals. Murray may not have achieved all he wanted, but he did achieve most of them, with dual Wimbledon titles, world number 1 and a Davis Cup. Hopefully he lives pain free in retirement and finds other interests. The hyper emotional nature of his press conference suggests he's a bit lost.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
The Greatest No 2 in tennis history (yes, yes, I know he was no 1). Should of had another 3-4 slams to his name. In any other era he would of dominated.
Copped a lot of flack for his style of play, especially when Nadal is lauded for a similar style of play.
But the man was a gun. He spilled blood on the court and gave us many memorable matches. Always loved watching him play.
Also the driest humor of any of the players. He could of been a member of Monty Python.
Left his mark on true fans of the sport.
You will be missed.
Hopefully will start a commentary career.
As in like ranked #2 in the world? I'm not sure I really agree, because I feel like Nadal, Federer and Djokovic all achieved more as #2 in the world than Andy did. Not to take anything away from Andy Murray, as I think he's a fantastic player and I will certainly miss watching him play. I think for him to achieve what he did, in the era of tennis gods like Fed, Nadal and Djokovic, is absolutely outstanding and something to be proud of. He won 3 majors, 2 gold medals in singles and got to #1 in the world. A few years ago, people would say that you are crazy to think Andy Murray would be the first to retire out of the Big 4. Amazing how things can change dramatically in that time. I will definitely miss Andy after he hangs it up. :cry:
 
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joekapa

Legend
Certainly one of the top 10 players of his generation
He is a top 3 player of his generation, if by generation you mean other players of similar age. Djokovic, Nadal, and Murray are the top 3 players of their generation.

Federer, is NOT of that generation, age wise. He is of the Hewitt generation. This is what makes him an amazing player tbh. He dominated his generation, but hasn't dominated this generation. Been up there, certainly, but not dominated.
 

Max G.

Legend
Oh no, So sad :(

He gave everything he had in that one season to get to #1, and just destroyed his body doing it.

But that's what it took for him to be better, just for a moment, than Djoker/Nadal/Fed. Most people couldn't do that no matter how much they killed themselves. Andy had an amazing career.
 
Very sad news! Andy Murray is a tennis legend and what he’s won in this golden era is so impressive. He’s been an icon for British tennis.

He’s had to work really hard to win for he’s won, as he not as talented as the 3 gods of tennis. He should be very proud and he will be missed. Back to back Olympic champion was awesome feat too!
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Just read this on the BBC site. I knew it was coming and I'm gutted but he needs to do what best for himself for the remainder of his life. I knew he was done last year and it was a matter of time before retirement but it's not looking good for him making Wimbledon this year if what he said is real, he said Australian open might be his last event and that's really depressing to hear.

Another tennis great is about to bite the dust and i'm sure the other Big 4 members will follow soon, as will Wawrinka and then what will we be left with? The true next gen...?
 

Badabing888

Hall of Fame
It is sad to hear, but a relief he’s finally announced it. Once he goes out of this AO then he should consider just having the surgery to have a better quality of life and be done with it. I suspect that’s what he plans to do as he’s in Melbourne where he had the surgery this time last year.

He can then have a big presentation and thanks from his fans at Wimbledon. He’d just be prolonging the inevitable for nostalgic reasons to finish playing at Wimbledon (but tennis is brutal and few get to go out on their terms on a winning note) and better to say be done with it then dragging it out for another 5 months to have to retire playing 1st round match on CC imo. He shouldn’t do it to himself or his family. Life goes on and he now needs to think of the next chapter in his life.

Anyway my 2 pence worth.
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
This ruined my day, can't help but think of how heartbroken he seemed.

This day is soon coming for all of big 3. It will be years before I watch again.

If there is a God , let him win AO.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
I'm so happy he made it to #1 and got his piece of the cake in an era with the three potentially beste players of all time.

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Oh, Andy... Can't believe it was over this quickly. You will be sorely missed!
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Damn, not news I wanted to come home to. Feeling quite dejected now after watching that interview. Most significant name since Andre...
 
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