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I really hope he doesn't rush into the grass season for emotional reasons. Take his time, train on hard courts, play Aug-Mar and then decide if he really wants to risk playing on clay. His retriever game style, doesn't really work with any type of movement-limiting injury.

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I havent really ruled out retirement altogether to be honest. I think if he doesnt think he can win Slams or return to the top 4 then he will quit. He has his young family, plenty of business interests and a pile of cash behind him, not that the last means a lot to him.


 I wonder if we might see him dip his toe in the water with some doubles, it might help get some timing and match play and put less stress on the hip. 

But i  do think we can kiss goodbye to grass.  5 sets is not a good way to come back to competition, we saw it with Stan W as well, needs a gentler introduction back in. 


I have thought before that when Andy is no longer able to play singles at a consistently high level he might fancy a couple of years winding down on the doubles circuit with Jamie.  We know they make a good team and Jamie's current partnership won't last forever even if for no other reason than Bruno is a few years his senior. 



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Andy still going strong and committing to events, despite his history of then pulling out.

As well as Washington in the summer he now has added Shenzhen in October

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theemptyvessel wrote:
JonH wrote:
Jaggy1876 wrote:

I havent really ruled out retirement altogether to be honest. I think if he doesnt think he can win Slams or return to the top 4 then he will quit. He has his young family, plenty of business interests and a pile of cash behind him, not that the last means a lot to him.


 I wonder if we might see him dip his toe in the water with some doubles, it might help get some timing and match play and put less stress on the hip. 

But i  do think we can kiss goodbye to grass.  5 sets is not a good way to come back to competition, we saw it with Stan W as well, needs a gentler introduction back in. 


I have thought before that when Andy is no longer able to play singles at a consistently high level he might fancy a couple of years winding down on the doubles circuit with Jamie.  We know they make a good team and Jamie's current partnership won't last forever even if for no other reason than Bruno is a few years his senior. 


 I doubt Andy would do that to be honest. Hes been our most successful Brit in living memory, going down the Doubles route would be pointless for him. He has a lot more things going on in his life business and family wise so once he stops singles Im fairly certain that will be it. The only people who prolong their careers in doubles are those who werent successful at the top level in singles, and who can make a living from playing doubles. The odd exception like Hingis, however none of this applies to Andy.

Incidentally Im not stating this because of my long known views of doubles as a serious sport, its pretty much what I believe to be the case, rather than anything else.



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Jaggy1876 wrote:
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JonH wrote:
Jaggy1876 wrote:

I havent really ruled out retirement altogether to be honest. I think if he doesnt think he can win Slams or return to the top 4 then he will quit. He has his young family, plenty of business interests and a pile of cash behind him, not that the last means a lot to him.


 I wonder if we might see him dip his toe in the water with some doubles, it might help get some timing and match play and put less stress on the hip. 

But i  do think we can kiss goodbye to grass.  5 sets is not a good way to come back to competition, we saw it with Stan W as well, needs a gentler introduction back in. 


I have thought before that when Andy is no longer able to play singles at a consistently high level he might fancy a couple of years winding down on the doubles circuit with Jamie.  We know they make a good team and Jamie's current partnership won't last forever even if for no other reason than Bruno is a few years his senior. 


 I doubt Andy would do that to be honest. Hes been our most successful Brit in living memory, going down the Doubles route would be pointless for him. He has a lot more things going on in his life business and family wise so once he stops singles Im fairly certain that will be it. The only people who prolong their careers in doubles are those who werent successful at the top level in singles, and who can make a living from playing doubles. The odd exception like Hingis, however none of this applies to Andy.

Incidentally Im not stating this because of my long known views of doubles as a serious sport, its pretty much what I believe to be the case, rather than anything else.


 my initial comment, tbh, was more about the immediate term than long term; might he try doubles as a way back into playing events, and with Bruno apparently back in Brazil, maybe Jamie and Andy in doubles (no singles) at Queens might offer an option. I actually think andy may play eastbourne on a WC rather than Queens singles. Just a hunch.

 

Longer term, I think Andy actually loves tennis a lot and maybe a season or two giving it a go to maybe try and win a GS Doubles would rock his boat - a bit like DC was a tick box thing on one level, or getting to number one in the WR, maybe similar for GS doubles. 

 

Maybe we will even see him playing mixed...JK!  



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I think rather than doubles if he does stay involved in tennis I could see him as a coach. Always thought that maybe in 4 or 5 years time he could be helping out a Krygios or someone like that.

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Andy announcement tomorrow I believe on Queens, and therefore probably Wimbledon as well.

Hope Im wrong but I have the feeling he is going to pull out and target hard court swing in run up to US Open. Either way I hope he comes back when 100 per cent. If its 50/50 he should pull out.

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My impression ( on admittedly not much evidence ) is that it has been coming together better in the last month or so, but he might just be running out of time to be where he would want to be. And if he thinks that is the case, yes foregoing the grass season all together is probably the way to go.



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Jaggy1876 wrote:

Andy announcement tomorrow I believe on Queens, and therefore probably Wimbledon as well.

Hope Im wrong but I have the feeling he is going to pull out and target hard court swing in run up to US Open. Either way I hope he comes back when 100 per cent. If its 50/50 he should pull out.


 No announcement yet...



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leaving it until the last minute! Must be touch and go. Probably Rafa withdrawing didnt help in terms of publicity...

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Yes Jon Im thinking the same that it would be bad PR for the event to have Rafa then Andy pull out in quick succession, so a delay of a day or so probably wise. I still expect him to pull out before the Qualies draw if Im honest. Even if he does play I dont think its a given he will play Wimbledon, in some ways if he plays it may be as a tester to see how the water lies.

We will see in the next 24hrs or so Im sure. Rafa must be a doubt for Wimbledon and question marks over Novak in some ways as well. All set up nicely for Roger to waltz away with another Slam Im thinking.

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Andy is practicing at Queens just now - live stream on facebook queens page.

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Looks like all the Gb press are there. He's playing sets with cam Norrie later. Presumably he wouldn't be doing this unless confident?

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JonH wrote:

Looks like all the Gb press are there. He's playing sets with cam Norrie later. Presumably he wouldn't be doing this unless confident?


The Beeb says it's so he can gauge whether he is fit enough to return to the Tour next week.



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Stuart Fraser's tweet: Andy Murray to decide in the morning whether he will play at Queen's next week or not. Draw at 12 noon.



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