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Not going to play past this summer: Andy Murray likely to retire after Wimbledon

Not going to play past this summer: Andy Murray likely to retire after Wimbledon

Murray has a 2-6 win record in 2024 and won his first match of the year last week after suffering first-round losses in his first four events of the year.

Andy Murray has confirmed his retirement. The sad news comes after the former world No. 1 was handed a straight-set defeat by Frenchman Ugo Humbert at the Dubai Open. Two days ago, the 3-time Grand Slam champion hinted towards his potential retirement, saying, “I probably don’t have too long left, but I’ll do the best I can these last few months” after his win against Denis Shapovalov.

When asked about what he meant when he said that he’ll not play for more than few months, the world No. 67 said:

“Yeah, I mean, I’m likely not going to play past this summer. I get asked about it after every single match that I play, every single tournament that I play. I’m bored of the question, to be honest. Yeah, I’m not going to talk more about that between now and whenever the time comes for me to stop. But yeah, I don’t plan on playing much past this summer.”

On whether he’ll play the French Open for the first time since 2020 in preparation for Wimbledon, he said: 

“Probably, yeah. Last few years I’ve tried to give myself maybe better preparation for the grass season, but that also doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to play really well on the grass.

“I’ve had experiences through my career where I didn’t play the French Open in 2013 and I won Wimbledon. I also played the French Open and did really well in 2016. I don’t think it makes a huge difference if you get an extra week’s practice or so on the grass. So yeah, I would like to play one more time.”

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