“Try and Try Again” – Andy Murray Credits 5-Year-Old Daughter for Inspiring Ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/22/2021, 8:05 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 06: Andy Murray of Great Britian poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


Sir Andy Murray made a remarkable return to the court at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. After suffering a career-threatening hip injury, his comeback was termed impossible. However, he stunned fans on his return, recording back-to-back emphatic victories. The crowd was up on their feet, ecstatic to see vintage Andy back in action.

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Unfortunately, his dream run soon met its unfortunate reality in the third round of the competition. The 34-year-old failed to maintain his composure against the youngster Denis Shapovalov and was eliminated from the tournament in straight sets.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021 Great Britain’s Andy Murray leaves court after losing his third round match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Englishman was welcomed back on the court with an uproar from his home crowd. Even as he walked off the grass, the applause did not stop.

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Revealing a similar gesture of welcoming him back, Andy shared a hysterical moment with his daughter. Sharing the words of his toddler, he said, “The day after my match my daughter said to me, ‘Oh Daddy you are home because you lost another tennis match.’”  

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Undoubtedly, Andy was deflated after his dream return ended. However, he credits his daughter’s unintentional pep-talk to come to his relief, following his 2021 Wimbledon Championship exit.

In response to her question, Andy asked her what he should do, post his defeat. To which, she replied, “you try and try again.” Moved by her answer, the former World No. 1 said, “That’s what I want to do. I want to play because I enjoy it. I still feel I can play at a high level.” 

Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Andy Murray has had a hard season, making it through rehab and recovery for a glorious return. Despite the struggles, he wishes to leave his setbacks in the past and focus more on the future now.

“There have been difficult moments with the injuries and stuff but right now this is the healthiest I have been in the last year. The goal is to try to win another medal. I am aware it won’t be easy. But I still believe that it is possible,” he said.

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Andy Murray returns to the Olympics

The former Olympic gold medalist will lead the Great Britain team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Once again, fans will be thrilled to see him do what he does best. Even though he will aim for gold, his appearance itself is a remarkable achievement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL : Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his Gold medal after defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the Men’s singles final at Olympic Tennis Centre on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A silverware would be the ideal way to celebrate his return; regardless, this fairytale story will forever be remembered. Despite a rise in the talks of retirement, Andy Murray promises to entertain, as he will play each game with his heart on his sleeve.

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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