Andy Murray had retirement thoughts during darkest period of his career


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Andy Murray had retirement thoughts during darkest period of his career

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray reveals there were a number of times he wanted to quit tennis during the darkest period of his career but now everything is fine as he is looking forward to making a comeback. Murray, who underwent a hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January, is set to return to competitive action at the Queen's Club by playing doubles with Spain's Feliciano Lopez.

After being sidelined for 11 months, Murray made his first comeback from a hip surgery at the Queen's Club a year ago. The three-time Grand Slam champion played a couple of tournaments last year before calling it a season following his Shenzhen exit and eventually undergoing a second hip surgery at the beginning of this season.

"There were a number of times over the last 18 months that I did want to stop," Murray admitted, per Metro UK. "I was getting no enjoyment out of tennis at all, whether that be training, practice, winning matches, I wasn’t really bothered because it wasn’t fun.

"Now it is nice. I just like playing tennis. I’m sure some of you guys like playing tennis and enjoy getting out on the court and hitting tennis balls. I’m exactly the same. I’m a fan of the sport, I’ve played it since i was a kid and I want to keep playing if I can because i enjoy it."