Andy Murray has not been able to spend much time at Wimbledon over the past few years. He came halfway against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round this year but could not make it to the end. Murray’s match was halted due to the curfew, and Tsitsipas took the last two sets once play began the next day. The former world No. 1 was not happy with how the match went, as he was getting into shape until the curfew.
Murray was playing at Wimbledon for the 15th time, and the event has been his favorite Grand Slam. He is one of the most successful players on the surface and has been admired by the home crowd. There were questions about his hip during his second-round defeat. The world No. 40 had to make a lot of adjustments to his style after the surgery in 2019.
The two-time Wimbledon champion was not sure whether he would make a comeback next year at the event. When asked about next time, his reply was that the early losses took a toll and that he had no idea how to end his career. It raised questions about retirement and injuries causing serious concerns.
Former coach speaks on the retirement of Andy Murray
Murray’s former coach, Jamie Delgado said that the player always planned on coming back and not continuing playing like his brother. The former coach said “And so they should, you’re doing what you love, it’s the passion from a young and they’re still doing it at the highest level. Watching them at Wimbledon on Centre Court, you wish it was yourself doing it. I think they’ll do it for as long as they can do it physically I think they’ll do it for sure, and they can still compete for titles. So I don’t see them stopping any time soon.”
Delgado was with Murray from 2016 to 2021. He had been with Murray during the 2019 Australian Open and was potentially thinking about ending his career. Delgado added “I still think he can win events and I think he’s shown enough of that, that he can beat someone like Tsitsipas and just a little bit of luck to get through a match like that, he could have been in the semi-finals here or something like that. I really think that. But rankings I don’t know, I don’t know what a ranking goal would be but titles for sure.”
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The 36-year-old will be taking time to evaluate his decisions. This year, he has played 16 matches on tour and still has half a season to go. The 2012 US Open champion is not new to roadblocks or injuries. Murray has not come out with an official statement, as fans hope that he continues his 18th year on tour without any hurdles.