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Andy Murray eyes Wimbledon 2024 or Paris Olympics as tennis farewell

Published at :June 17, 2024 at 5:39 PM
Modified at :June 17, 2024 at 5:39 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Andy Murray was ranked World No. 1 for 41 weeks.

British tennis star Andy Murray is potentially eyeing the 2024 Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics as his last professional tennis tournament.

The Brit is one of two tennis players who won multiple Grand Slam titles during the peak ‘Big Three’ era. Additionally, Murray also became the World No. 1 in November 2016. However, in the last few years, Andy Murray has constantly struggled with his form and has been surrounded by injury concerns.

Interestingly, he’s a five-time Australian Open and one-time French Open runner-up. His first Grand Slam title came at Flushing Meadows in 2012, where he defeated Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic in a five-set marathon. Later, he won two Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016.

Andy Murray is also the only male player in tennis history to defend his Olympic gold medal. At the 2012 London Olympics, Murray defeated Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the semifinals and final, respectively, to win the gold medal in front of a home audience.

Meanwhile, he completed his historic title defence at the 2016 Rio Olympics by stunning Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the gold medal match. However, at the age of 37, the Brit is currently on the verge of retirement.

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Thus, talking about his retirement from the sport, Andy Murray stated that he’ll probably play his last match at Wimbledon or the Olympics. He said (via BBC Sport), “I don’t think so [on playing the US Open or the Davis Cup].”

He added, “Probably if I was going to finish my career, I would rather finish at Wimbledon or an Olympic Games – to me that would probably be more fitting. I’ve had amazing experiences and memories from Wimbledon, but also being part of British Olympics teams.”

Andy Murray will be in action at the 2024 Queen’s Club Championships, where he’ll face Australia’s Alexei Popyrin in the first round on Monday, June 17. The former World No. 1 has played 16 matches this season, losing 11. Consequently, he was eliminated in the first round at the 2024 French Open as well as the recently-concluded Stuttgart Open.

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