Andy Murray

Andy Murray, has been struggling with his hip injury, ever since his surgery, and in a shocking turn of events in Melbourne, the Brit announced that he would be considering the Wimbledon Championships this year as his last tournament. It is truly a sad moment in the history of tennis, as a player of utmost quality, has to retire owing to injury related reasons.

As the news broke out, twitter gathered to express their feelings. Here’s how some of the big names in tennis reacted to the news.

 

 

“I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months,” said the Scot in a press conference.

“I want to get to Wimbledon and stop but I’m not certain I can do that.”

“I’m not feeling good, I’ve been struggling for a long time.

“I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now. I’ve pretty much done everything I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.

“I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but I’m still in a lot of pain. I can still play to a level, but not a level I have played at.”

“I have the option of another operation which a little bit more severe – and involves having my hip resurfaced – which would allow me to have a better quality of life and be free of pain.

“That’s something I’m seriously considering now. Some athletes have had it and gone back to competing but there’s no guarantee of that.

“If I had it, it would be to have a better quality of life.”

Andy Murray also ruled out becoming a doubles player in the future, ending the possibility of him teaming up with older brother Jamie in the twilight of his career.