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Andy Murray particulars the place will play his final profession tennis occasion

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“How would you wish to be remembered?” This can be a query that we now have all considered, throughout our lives; I wish to be remembered as a great journalist, others pretty much as good medical doctors, others as legal professionals, however how does Andy Murray need to be remembered, now that he has revealed what his final profession tennis occasion will probably be?

Yesterday, the Scottish champion was honored on the Centre Courtroom of Wimbledon with a particular ceremony organized by the event board, on the sidelines of his doubles match along with his brother Jamie, misplaced in opposition to Australians Rinky Hijikata and John Friends. A second of robust feelings, throughout which Andy was additionally honored with a particular video despatched by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams. On the post-match press convention, Murray touched on many points, additionally answering the fateful query: how do you need to be remembered? and formally confirming Paris Olympics as his final tennis occasion.

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“Earlier than what occurred in Miami, I used to be beginning to play good tennis. I received previous the primary spherical in Queens. I can nonetheless win matches at this stage. Even with the bodily points with my hip, I’ve nonetheless been in a position to compete on the highest stage. Not as persistently as I might have favored. Actually not as profitable as I might have favored. However yeah, I can undoubtedly nonetheless win matches right here or on grass as soon as I recuperate from my again harm. However I do not need to try this now. I do know I might do it, however I do not plan on enjoying singles once more. I’ve at all times come to work with the identical dedication and fervour because the day earlier than. Whatever the ups and downs that the game has thrown at me, I’ve at all times come to work and had a great day.

I’ve given it my all. That is what I am pleased with. I suppose it is as much as different individuals to resolve what my legacy goes to be. That is what I am most pleased with. I discover that type of arduous to reply. I do not assume it is as much as me to say how different individuals ought to see me. There are issues in my profession that I am actually pleased with. I have not completed every part proper in my profession. I used to be removed from good. However I did an incredible job all through my profession, whatever the ups and downs. Whether or not it was profitable tournaments, struggling powerful losses or having an operation,” defined Murray, not directly confirming that the Paris Olympic event will probably be his final tennis occasion (no less than in singles).

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The Scot stated watching the tribute video with Venus, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic was tough.

“It was fairly emotional. Watching the video was good but additionally tough for me. As a result of you already know it is coming to the tip of one thing you have liked doing for therefore lengthy. So it is tough. It is very nice that a whole lot of the gamers stayed. I had very shut relationships with the British guys, however there have been a whole lot of gamers in that discipline that I’ve monumental respect for. Among the biggest gamers within the historical past of the sport. A few of them performed matches at this time. It is very nice that they stayed.

My children and my household? I did not know they had been coming. After we had been ready within the locker room I noticed on TV that they had been there with my spouse. It was good. They had been solely at one different sport I performed. It was good that they had been in a position to make it. I feel the second child was struggling. I ought to name them by identify, however I at all times go by order! Well past bedtime. It was good that they may come watch,” he stated.

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