Murray To Retire At Wimbledon

Wurm

Rookie
Even though the right way for him to end his career is centre court at Wimbledon with the rain covers on to protect the court from the collective tears...

...there will be a certain cosmic irony if his last ever professional match is one lost at the AO.
 

I Am Finnish

Talk Tennis Guru
Just fix that draw please.

First round, Marcus Willis, who obviously will get the WC, no matter how much time he's spent in the Burger King.

2nd round, vs Djokovic or something. He's not winning anything anyway, I just want to go full circle, and I don't want him to get crushed by some nobody.
Het zal wel mooi zijn als hij de titel pakt op zijn laatste toernooi but yeah no chance of happening
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
"I can cry like Federer..Shame, I cannot play like him " TO "You will not give me that point on the wrong call , if it had been the AO final " to Djokovic- Always frank .

Sad for Murray, but he had a great career. The 2 Olympic medals is a special prize that only he has..

Sad for @Mainad @batz and lots of great Murray fans !
Thanks man. It's been a blast.

And thanks to all the great posters on here.
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
This is one of the saddest retirements ever for me.

Andy truly was an original. From his unique playing style and what Peter Bodo titled his funky "Homemade Game" to his dry wit, Andy brough a unique likability to tennis, which was booming globally but short of unique personalities when he entered the scene.

He also shouldered the burden and pressure of tennis mad Britons at one of the biggest tournaments in the sport. No one can really understand the unique modern-day media pressure and expectation Andy faced at Wimbledon every year, except maybe predecessors like Tim Henman. But Andy withstood the pressure and came through, winning the whole thing twice, along with several other deep runs at the event in one the strongest ever eras. Along with his YE 1 and major triumphs, he stands alone in some unique career milestones (the 2 x OGSGM stand out).

He also brought an attention and great regard to women's tennis and highlighted the great WTA players of his era, something most high profile male players have been loathe to do. He discussed equality and talked warmly about WTA players he enjoyed watching and the talent clearly evident in the women's game. And it came from somewhere real, he himself adding talented former WTA pro Amelie Mauresmo to his coaching team.

But quite aside from all his humanity and unique character, we would not be talking about Murray if he was not a HELL of a tennis player. Peak Murray was a force to be reckoned with. A brute of a man, and the biggest and strongest of the Big 4, Murray was a potent physical presence at his best. At his peak he had a 200m runner's build, big and mobile, and his explosiveness was good but his top end speed was even scarier. He was a beast at full run, and this speed gave him the ability to defend the court and apply his extraordinary variety with guile, skill and power. His return of serve and backhand are on par with the best of the era.

Some of my favourite Murray Moments:

Japan Open final 2011
Murray beats Nadal on quick Japanese HC in one of the best final performances of his career. His level in the last set was near unplayable.


Australian Open semi final 2013
Murray, ever the red-blooded competitor, was never one to take sX$% from Federer. So when the pompadour got lippy, Andy put the afterburners on. Andy's linedrive backhand winner at 3-4 in the crucial 4th set, complete with headnod and fist pump is one of my favourite ever points


Wimbledon quarter final 2013
Murray delighting his adoring public and coming through an absolute tightrope walk against a red-hot Fernando Verdasco. He would go on to win his first Wimbledon title.


Madrid final 2015
Murray showing off his surface diversity and goating on clay. Amazing point construction, power, skill and touch, everything we will always remember from him


Australian Open round 4 2007
Two of my favourite players, as young tyros, playing one of the best AO matches of the last 15 years.


I am really going to miss Andy on the court. I hope we are going to get the chance to still enjoy his personality and dry wit as a commentator and voice on the game for a long time. He has a whole new part of his life to enjoy now and I hope public life is a part of that because he really has been one of the great characters of tennis.
 

ReeceSachs

Hall of Fame
I am sad to hear. He brang a lot to the sport and made the Big 4 at least look somewhat beatable at times.
You will be missed sir Andy!
Hopefully the pain will be reduced and you will return to the sport someday!
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
Incredibly sad day for tennis and sports in general. The guy wants to play but can't cause his body won't let him. That's deep. Murray must feel like Crap.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
This is one of the saddest retirements ever for me.

Andy truly was an original. From his unique playing style and what Peter Bodo titled his funky "Homemade Game" to his dry wit, Andy brough a unique likability to tennis, which was booming globally but short of unique personalities when he entered the scene.

He also shouldered the burden and pressure of tennis mad Britons at one of the biggest tournaments in the sport. No one can really understand the unique modern-day media pressure and expectation Andy faced at Wimbledon every year, except maybe predecessors like Tim Henman. But Andy withstood the pressure and came through, winning the whole thing twice, along with several other deep runs at the event in one the strongest ever eras. Along with his YE 1 and major triumphs, he stands alone in some unique career milestones (the 2 x OGSGM stand out).

He also brought an attention and great regard to women's tennis and highlighted the great WTA players of his era, something most high profile male players have been loathe to do. He discussed equality and talked warmly about WTA players he enjoyed watching and the talent clearly evident in the women's game. And it came from somewhere real, he himself adding talented former WTA pro Amelie Mauresmo to his coaching team.

But quite aside from all his humanity and unique character, we would not be talking about Murray if he was not a HELL of a tennis player. Peak Murray was a force to be reckoned with. A brute of a man, and the biggest and strongest of the Big 4, Murray was a potent physical presence at his best. At his peak he had a 200m runner's build, big and mobile, and his explosiveness was good but his top end speed was even scarier. He was a beast at full run, and this speed gave him the ability to defend the court and apply his extraordinary variety with guile, skill and power. His return of serve and backhand are on par with the best of the era.

Some of my favourite Murray Moments:

Japan Open final 2011
Murray beats Nadal on quick Japanese HC in one of the best final performances of his career. His level in the last set was near unplayable.


Australian Open semi final 2013
Murray, ever the red-blooded competitor, was never one to take sX$% from Federer. So when the pompadour got lippy, Andy put the afterburners on. Andy's linedrive backhand winner at 3-4 in the crucial 4th set, complete with headnod and fist pump is one of my favourite ever points


Wimbledon quarter final 2013
Murray delighting his adoring public and coming through an absolute tightrope walk against a red-hot Fernando Verdasco. He would go on to win his first Wimbledon title.


Madrid final 2015
Murray showing off his surface diversity and goating on clay. Amazing point construction, power, skill and touch, everything we will always remember from him


Australian Open round 4 2007
Two of my favourite players, as young tyros, playing one of the best AO matches of the last 15 years.


I am really going to miss Andy on the court. I hope we are going to get the chance to still enjoy his personality and dry wit as a commentator and voice on the game for a long time. He has a whole new part of his life to enjoy now and I hope public life is a part of that because he really has been one of the great characters of tennis.
Andy Murray is the acquired taste in tennis.
 

RF-18

G.O.A.T.
If anybody watched his match against Medvedev recently he runs and moves maybe at 30-40%. You can see how limited he really is in his movement. He can barely stretch for a ball nor change direction properly. And this after rehabing for almost 2 years and having a surgery.

It's incredibly sad and gutting, but he has to retire. You can't play with such pain and even on a personal level it must feel heartbreaking to play when you know you can't give it your all on the court when you know you can play so much better but you are not allowed to.
 

clayqueen

G.O.A.T.
SIR ANDY MURRAY'S MOST MEMORABLE MATCHES

2008, Wimbledon, 4th round - bt Richard Gasquet 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 6-4
The match that established Murray's reputation for never giving up. The 21-year-old was two sets and a break down before recovering to reach the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time. The backhand down the line during the third-set tie-break that left him almost in the crowd is arguably his most memorable shot.

2011, Japan Open, final - bt Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Having lost to Nadal in three successive grand slam semi-finals, Murray produced one of his best ATP Tour performances, coming from a set down to defeat the great Spaniard with a fine display of attacking tennis.

2012, Olympic Games, gold medal match - bt Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Four weeks after his heartbreaking Wimbledon final loss to Federer, Murray played arguably the greatest match of his career to claim his first global title. Admittedly he was facing a tired Federer but this was complete domination in front of a raucous and disbelieving Centre Court crowd.

2012, US Open, final - bt Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12-10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2
In his fifth final, Murray finally won a grand slam title in fittingly dramatic fashion. It looked like he might have blown his chance when Djokovic fought back from two sets down to level but the Scot was not to be denied.

2013, Australian Open, semis - bt Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2
Going for a second successive slam title, Murray secured his only slam victory over Federer. Although it took five sets, the Swiss was hanging on to Murray with his fingernails for most of the match and was helpless in the fifth set.

2013, Wimbledon, final - bt Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
The most important match of Murray's career was a fitting way for the Scot to end Fred Perry's 77-year reign as the last home men's singles winner. Superb throughout, the final game was a match in itself before Murray, at last, got his hands on the golden trophy.

2015, Davis Cup, final - bt David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Of all Murray's many wonderful achievements, winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain virtually single-handed in 2015 might well be the best of them. It was fitting he should win the final point against Belgium in Ghent, sealed with a stunning lob.

2016, French Open, semis - bt Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
The match that showed Murray had conquered clay as he knocked out the defending champion to reach his only final at Roland Garros.

2016, Wimbledon, final - bt Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2)
For the first time in his 11 slam finals, Murray found someone other than Federer or Djokovic on the other side of the net. From the start, he stamped his authority on first-time finalist Raonic and did not let up.

2016, Olympics, gold medal match - bt Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
This gruelling, emotional victory in Rio gave Murray something none of his illustrious rivals has managed as he became the first tennis player to successfully defend an Olympic singles title.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-6579745/Andy-Murray-retire-year.html
 

Soul

Semi-Pro
Hate to read it, Andy was one of my favorite players to watch, best to him with his coming transition to a new career. I'm sure he will be a success in what ever he does.
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
I'm on a huge state of shock and I don't know how to hide my tears in my workplace right now, and I wasn't the biggest fan of Andy. I really don't know how I will handle when Federer retires...
I guess this is for the better, he's not feeling comfortable at all and his hip injury was more serious than what I thought. Inside myself I had the hope he could come back at least to the Top-20, but this is the better for his health, he's way too young and should take care of himself for the rest of his life.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Just fix that draw please.

First round, Marcus Willis, who obviously will get the WC, no matter how much time he's spent in the Burger King.

2nd round, vs Djokovic or something. He's not winning anything anyway, I just want to go full circle, and I don't want him to get crushed by some nobody.
Isn't Delpo the guy who traditionally puts people into retirement?
 

reaper

Legend
Also another sad realization:

AO now joins the missing title squad:

Wimb: Lendl, Roddick

USO: Borg

AO: Murray :cry:

FO has been filled by 2 men in the last decade.
I wouldn't worry about the missing title for Murray. I'm sure he'd love to have won one, but I doubt he grew up dreaming of winning an Australian Open. I doubt he'd swap one of his Wimbledon titles for an AO.
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
I wouldn't worry about the missing title for Murray. I'm sure he'd love to have won one, but I doubt he grew up dreaming of winning an Australian Open. I doubt he'd swap one of his Wimbledon titles for an AO.
Oh, definitely not. He actually considers himself fortunate that he was able to win 2 while his former coach never managed to win even one.

It's just that losing 5 finals with no wins have to hurt.
 

MLM

Rookie
I think we all knew this was coming but it’s hard to think about. I can’t see him playing between the AO and Wimbledon, there’s too much risk and I think he wants to finish his career there no matter how badly he gets beaten.
 

Atennisone

Hall of Fame
So sad :(

What I admire so much about Murray was that his biggest motivation for his tennis play was playing for his own country. The way he won Wimbledon, 2 times, and an Olympic without having a playing style that fit Grass, just because he knew this was the british crowd biggest wish. The way he hit an ace record when playing for GB at Davis Cup. The way he won 2 Olmypic Gold Medal, and became the Tennis Olympic GOAT. The way he won all big tennis tournaments in Great Britian, (ATP Finals too).

Murray is an amazing player, and it's very very sad to see him retire, when last time he played healthy he was world no. 1.

But Murray have done amazing, and I wish him the best luck the rest of the season, I also wish luck to his biggest fans.

Murray(y)
 
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BHud

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.
? Even with today's top notch health care, a hip injury of this magnitude for an elite athlete competing in a sport as grueling as tennis is career ending (or at least kills any aspirations of returning to top form). I was never a big Murray fan, but I will miss him. He was the only one that could consistently compete with Fedalovic.
 
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