'No Plans To Play Singles Again': Murray Confirms Retirement After Wimbledon Farewell

'No Plans To Play Singles Again': Murray Confirms Retirement After Wimbledon Farewell

by Zachary Wimer

Andy Murray confirmed his retirement after his 2024 Wimbledon Championships doubles exit by saying he wouldn't play singles again.

Murray confirmed earlier this year that this would be his final year on the ATP Tour. He never spoke of a date or an event where the retirement would take place, but he was adamant that this was indeed his final year.

As the weeks progressed, it became clearer that Murray simply couldn't be competitive anymore. His final singles tournament ended up being the Cinch Championships, with his final singles match being a retirement.

Murray himself confirmed that after he lost together with his brother Jamie in the first round of the doubles event. After the match, he admitted he wouldn't be competing in singles anymore.

It's fitting that his final singles match happened at the Queen's Club, a tournament he had won five times in the past.

"Before what happened in Miami [when he incurred a left ankle injury], I was starting to play good tennis. At Queen’s, obviously got through the first round there. Like I can still win matches at this level."

"There’s no question that if, even with the physical issues around the hip, I was still able to compete at the highest level – not as consistently as I would have liked, certainly not having the results I would have wanted."

In a bizarre yet cruel way, Murray's final singles match ending in retirement is also very fitting because injuries have utterly destroyed his career. That being said, Murray is not yet done with tennis. He still has at least one match to play at Wimbledon and possibly even more after the tournament.

"I could definitely still win matches here on the grass once I’m recovered from the back injury. But I don’t want to do that now. Yeah, I know I could do it, but I have no plans to play singles again."

He's set to team up with Emma Raducanu in the mixed doubles, which might result in a few wins. They never played together, but they're both really good tennis players and could do well on the grass backed by the home crowd.


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