July 15, 2024

SO SAD: That Andy Murray has…

Murray will retire from the sport this season and is playing for the last time at Wimbledon, a place which has been home to some of his most memorable career highlights.

Following a doubles defeat alongside his brother Jamie on Thursday, Murray was moved to tears after a short ceremony on Centre Court in which a montage of his career played out on big screens.

It is hard because I would love to keep playing, but I can’t. Physically, it’s just too tough now,” Murray said in his interview on court, after watching the video.

“I want to play forever, I love the sport. It’s given me so much, taught me loads of lessons over the years that I can use in the rest of my life. I don’t want to stop, so it is hard.”

Grand slam champions Novak Djokovic, Iga Świątek, Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe were just some of the famous faces in attendance for the short ceremony, and they joined thousands of fans in giving Murray a standing ovation.

Murray’s family, including his two young daughters, also watched on from the stands.

“Mum and dad were amazing support when we were little in allowing us to pursue our dreams […] Thank you, mum and dad,” a tearful Murray said, before speaking about his wife, Kim.

“She has been an amazing support to me, to my whole family, she is the best mum. Unfortunately, in a couple of months, she’s going to have to see me every day […] I’m looking forward to the rest of our lives.”

Murray will likely be back on Centre Court on Saturday after signing up to play mixed doubles with fellow Brit Emma Raducanu.

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