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i hope it isn't.cry† But if that is what Andy is planning, do you think he would announce it in advance? It doesn't strike me as the kind of thing he'd do, what with all the fuss that would come with it.


†No, remember the AO fuss when he played RBA? But when he does announce his retirement, I'm sure many posters will be on here, posting about it.



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I will be delighted to see Andy at Wimbledon - but it's a swan song . He's not been in any way relevant for a long time now and though we all wish him good health and good matches it's not a realistic outcome. I'd rather like to see this done and dusted before it becomes any more embarrassing .


†Yeah I agree. I think Wimbledon will be his professional swan song and then there is the Battle of Scots vs English at the end of the year (assuming it goes ahead with everything) which is an exho. It would be nice if he could manage a doubles career but it will be what it will be.†



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flamingowings wrote:
†It would be nice if he could manage a doubles career ...†

†Nice for us, possibly - but I can't see any upside for him.



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flamingowings wrote:
†It would be nice if he could manage a doubles career ...†

†Nice for us, possibly - but I can't see any upside for him.


†If he can have some relative success in doubles and it fuels his competitive juices, he could be up for it. He's certainly not been preoared to quietly toddle off out of rennis re his singles so I could see the upside for Andy if doubles gives enough proportion of what he still seeks†



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indiana wrote:
christ wrote:
flamingowings wrote:
†It would be nice if he could manage a doubles career ...†

†Nice for us, possibly - but I can't see any upside for him.


†If he can have some relative success in doubles and it fuels his competitive juices, he could be up for it. He's certainly not been preoared to quietly toddle off out of rennis re his singles so I could see the upside for Andy if doubles gives enough proportion of what he still seeks†


†A doubles slam is missing from his CV, specifically Wimbledon I guess, so I could see him giving it a 12 month bash at doubles post his singles. I think he will call time on singles after this Wimbledon personally, maybe at least after US Open and then do see him giving 2022 a go as a doubles specialist (partner will be interesting though, maybe a variety of partners?), but clearly all will depend on fitness as well as desire...



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Andy out of Nottingham

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Andy and Iga Swiatek having a mutual admiration session

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Really lovely article in The Guardian: www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/12/andy-murray-dont-be-sad-for-me-i-like-doing-this-no-ones-forcing-me-to-play

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Thanks, that was a good read!

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Article by Stu Fraser in today's Times under the heading "I am fit for Wimbledon - even if I lost my voice after the Scotland game" (behind a paywall).† Extract:

As used to be the case before Murray's right hip injury, he intends to focus on singles at Wimbledon and skip the doubles. This may change, should he suffer a disappointing early exit - his present ranking of No 119 leaves him open to a potential first-round match against the likes of Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer - but no contact has been made with Serena Williams regarding a revival of the mixed doubles partnership that reached the third round in 2019.† "I haven't planned on mixed doubles this time,! Murray said. "Singles is enough for me. Getting through singles matches has proved tough enough the last year or so, so I'll stick to that this year."



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Andy is Tokyo-bound.



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Thoughtful interview with Andy in today's Times (behind a paywall) - a couple of extracts:

"I don't want it to be my last Wimbledon," Murray says. "That's not my plan. I'm not going into Wimbledon thinking I'm saying goodbye. I want to keep going and I want to keep playing, but obviously I don't know. If I got a significant injury or whatever, then that would obviously change things."

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With hindsight, Murray believes that he dithered for too long over the decision to have the resurfacing operation. Initially, he opted for a six-month period of rest and rehabilitation, but that did little to ease the pain and he took the advice of the Australian surgeon John O'Donnell in January 2018 to undergo arthroscopic surgery, in which the hip joint and any labral damage is essentially cleaned up. Still sore a year later, he had no option but to settle for a metal implant.† "The only decision that I would have changed would have been to have the operation sooner," Murray admits. "Obviously having a metal hip put in is the last resort. I was trying everything and it took about 18 months to get to that point from Wimbledon 2017."

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Surprisingly, Murray's movement was one of the more impressive areas of his game in his two matches at Queen's. Grass is arguably his strongest surface and he is hopeful that the combination of slower courts at Wimbledon and his experience will make up for his metal hip.† "I've always preferred the courts at Wimbledon," Murray says. "Even though I've played well at Queen'' [he is a five-times champion there] and they've got great courts, it's always a little bit quicker. The courts at Wimbledon tend to be slightly slower and I like them a lot. I think I can do well. I don't think there are that many guys who are unbelievably comfortable on the grass. Obviously a lot of the younger guys didn't get the opportunity to play on it last year.

I practised with Jannik Sinner [the 19-year-old Italian] at Queen's and he's played six matches on grass in his life. That's something that will work in my favour hopefully, but we'll just need to see how it all plays out."



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Andy Murray is just SUCH a good guy.

Sticking up for Emma Raducanu. But also for press freedom when used responsibly (which sort of rules Piers Morgan out)

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Does the article actually say that though? Criticising young male athletes is fine. Ive read it and it wasnt my takeaway. I think criticising young athletes is fine, by the way, Im just not sure what exactly she did during @Wimbledon to deserve anything other than praise?

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Criticising young male athletes: fine.
Criticising young female athletes: MISOGYNY!
This isn't equality, ladies..
(if I'm still allowed to call you that) twitter.com/Telegraph/stat

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