Andy Murray admits he is still unsure how will his retirement look as he feels that there is “no perfect way” to end a tennis career. Recently, Murray witnessed Roger Federer’s retirement from tennis. In his final tournament, Federer teamed up with Rafael Nadal for a doubles match.
While Federer and Nadal were playing alongside each other, Murray and Novak Djokovic were supporting them from Team Europe bench. “I’m aware that I’m not going to be able to play forever,” Murray told Eurosport.
“I know that. From this year, the way people finish is different for everyone. It’s very rare that you get a perfect ending. Serena had a good run at the US Open, played well and had some great results. Roger finished on the same side of the net as his biggest rival [Rafa Nadal for Team Europe at the Laver Cup in an emotional doubles match].
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finishing in France and Gilles also finishing in France in front of a great atmosphere. So there are all different ways of doing it and there is no right way, there is no wrong way and there is no perfect way to finish, and it is just what feels right for you.
Who knows when that will be [for me]?”
Murray has already retired once
In 2017, Murray contracted a serious hip injury. After undergoing a surgery, Murray returned to action in 2018. In the January of 2019, Murray announced the Australian Open would be the final tournament of his career.
After losing in the 2019 Australian Open first round, Murray underwent a hip replacement surgery. In August of that year, Murray made his return to tennis. Murray’s hip has been holding up well in recent years, but he never managed to return to his old form. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and former world No 1, is now ranked at No 47 in the world.