Andy Murray Not Searching For 'Perfect Ending' With Retirement Looming

Andy Murray Not Searching For 'Perfect Ending' With Retirement Looming

by Zachary Wimer

Andy Murray is set to retire later this year, and he talked about his upcoming retirement, admitting that there is no perfect way of doing it.

Anytime the topic of an iconic athlete's retirement comes up, there is always talk about the perfect way to end things. As with most things in life, there are very few perfect outcomes, and most retirements don't really happen that way.

Roger Federer had a pretty great way to retire at a tournament that he co-created, but very few retire on a winning note like Ashleigh Barty or Pete Sampras. Murray, who talked to th BBC Radio 5, would like to have that type of retirement, but he understands that it likely won't be because so few ever were.

"There has been a lot of talk about the right, or best, ways to go out from playing tennis. There is no perfect ending in most scenarios. I'd like to go out with winning a match or winning a tournament but it doesn't really happen that way for most players."

We don't know when or where his retirement will happen. We only know that he will retire this year because that's the only thing he confirmed a few times this year.

It could be Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Olympics. He probably doesn't even know himself, which is why he's not really telling anybody, but it's going to happen this year unless something changes, and it's going to be the end of an iconic tennis career.

His results this year haven't been that good, and even his final match at Roland Garros wasn't one to remember. He's still proud of the overall legacy he created there.

"Yeah, in a different time maybe the results would have been a bit different. But yeah, I'm proud of the results that I had here. I had great memories. Like you said, it was not an easy surface for me."

"But I always showed up and, you know, put in some strong performances, considering. And yeah, it was a good run here over the years."


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