I was choked up when Andy Murray announced retirement, says Bob Bryan


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I was choked up when Andy Murray announced retirement, says Bob Bryan

In a press conference at the Australian Open, Bob Bryan recalled how it felt like for him to learn about Andy Murray's possible retirement from professional tennis. Bryan, who underwent a hip surgery like Murray last year, said: "I was choked up when he announced his retirement.

I stayed up till 3 in the morning watching all the tributes on social media. It really hit a nerve with me. I mean, he's a special guy. No one has a heart like him. I think you guys saw the response he got from everyone. Then the match out there, how he just left it all out there.

I mean, it's a little bit hard to watch because we hate to see athletes in pain. But he just fights through it like crazy. It's unbelievable." Bryan also spoke about how he could help Murray in giving him advice and suggestions: "I just represent an option for him.

That guy does everything you can possibly do as far as training and rehab. He's talked to a million specialists. But I'm really the only guy to be playing on tour with a metal hip. So he's been watching me like a hawk, asking me how I'm feeling after matches, after practices, where I'm at.

He's just trying to gauge how long it would take him, if this procedure is an option. Yeah, I'm just trying to be supportive. I never once told him this is the way to go because I do see that singles is a different monster.

Those guys are really sliding around, killing themselves for four hours. Who knows if this joint would hold up." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title