‘The issue is that he does not want to leave the party.’ Murray’s retirement is rumored by experts.
Following his surprising third-round exit at Wimbledon, a sports broadcaster said Andy Murray could consider retirement.
Rupert Bell, a sports journalist, spoke on GB News to discuss Andy Murray’s loss to Canadian Denis Shapovalov at Wimbledon and what the future holds for him. Mr Bell looked at Andy Murray’s history of injuries and the short amount of time to train in the lead up to the tournament. Andy Murray, according to Mr Bell, just refuses to quit, claiming it is part of his “condition” and that his fitness and health are “not what they once were.”
Mr Bell appeared on GB News to discuss Andy Murray’s Wimbledon debut after a string of ailments that have limited his training time.
Mr Bell claims that the tennis player “doesn’t want to leave the party,” which is part of the problem because he proposes that the athlete retire from the sport.
He suggested that Roger Federer and Andy Murray may have outlived their primes since their bodies are “not what they once were,” casting doubt on their prospects.
“He’s worked incredibly hard at his game,” Mr Bell said of Roger Federer. “Federer is still short on match practice, but if [Cameron Norrie] can pressurize him, he will be vulnerable.”
“However, [Cameron Norrie] understands that now is the best time to play Federer because he is no longer the player he once was, even if he appears to be as elegant and determined as ever.
“That physique, like Murray’s, isn’t what it used to be.
Andy Murray also said that if he is unable to put together a run of tournaments to help raise his ranking, he may consider his options.
“There is a part of me that feels a little like I have put in so much work the last three months and, you know, ultimately didn’t play how I would want and anticipate, and it’s like, is it worth it?” he said in a press conference.
“Is all of the training and everything you’re doing in the gym worthless unless you can practice and enhance your game, get matches, and continue, have a run of tournaments?”
“Is it worthwhile to put in all of this effort?”
Andy Murray reflected on his time at Wimbledon and other championships during his interview.
“You know,” he said, “Brinkwire Summary News.”