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Tennis Star Andy Murray Expresses Desire To Play In Olympics Before Retirement

“When the time is right, I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament”

Andy Murray

Veteran British tennis star, Andy Murray, is eyeing another opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games before hanging up his racket.

The 36-year-old hinted that he might have only “a few months” left in his illustrious playing career. Despite these reflections, the two-time Olympic gold medallist expressed his desire to chase glory once again at the Olympics.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Murray said, “Hopefully, I can get the chance to compete at another one.”

The three-time Grand Slam champion considers his gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics, where he defeated Roger Federer in the final, as the pinnacle of his career.

Murray has faced uncertainties about his future in tennis since 2019 but made a remarkable comeback after undergoing hip-resurfacing surgery. Reflecting on his retirement plans, he stated, “When the time is right, I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament.”

However, he remains unsure whether he will make an announcement months ahead of time.

The Scottish player had a challenging start to the 2024 season, losing his first four matches. Despite being in a “terrible moment,” Murray affirmed that he “won’t quit.”

Recognizing the uniqueness of every player’s exit from the sport, he commented, “There’s no right way of finishing your career, and everyone is different.”

With an eye on the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics starting on July 24, just two weeks after Wimbledon concludes on July 14, Murray is gearing up for his second-round match against fifth seed Ugo Humbert of France in the Dubai Tennis Championship on Wednesday.

This comes after his recent victory over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov, marking his second win of the 2024 season.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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