Andy Murray’s Wimbledon exit means he’ll never win another Grand Slam – he’ll retire. may entice
Andy Murray may be forced to retire in the near future unless he accepts that he will never be able to compete for a Grand Slam championship again.
Andy Murray has a lot of deliberation ahead of him. He won’t be able to win Wimbledon again. Or any Grand Slam, for that matter. For that to be feasible, his 34-year-old body has been subjected to far too much abuse. For God’s sake, he has a metal hip, and the groin problem that has troubled him for the past four months is lingering in the background like a terrible odor.
He’ll never be physically where he wants to be as a professional tennis player again, regardless of how hard he tries. As a result, he must decide whether or not he can live with himself being a lesser version of himself on the court.
When to call it quits is an age-old dilemma for the great champion.
After his third round elimination, Murray wondered aloud late Friday night if all the effort to get to the start line was worth it, the reality set in that his last Wimbledon may have passed him by.
Through the immediate fog of a one-sided straight sets loss to No. 10 seed Denis Shapovalov, his dismal reaction emerged. Murray will be able to make a more considered decision due to the passage of time and space.
Murray’s week-long stay created unmissable theatre for the armchair watcher, whose evening numbers increased as a result of his presence. The rollercoaster rides of the first two rounds were an all-too-familiar throwback, even if they didn’t recognize some of the mishits and blunders.
Murray’s opponents were on a lower level than in his heyday, but the drama and buy-in were the same.
They – we – want more, but no one else has the power to vote. Murray is the most familiar with his own physique, and he may have conquered his final Everest by reaching round three.
Murray’s re-entry into the Wimbledon draw was a success in and of itself, given his injury problems.
Winning two games was a fantastic bonus. It was the first time in four years that he had advanced thus far in a Grand Slam.
He refused to leave Wimbledon without leaving his mark, despite the fact that he had made it there against all odds. It was a delicious custard for many who thought he was done – including this columnist. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”