Andy Murray officially reveals when he'll retire from tennis!

The British champion has indicated the period in which he will retire from his professional career

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray officially reveals when he'll retire from tennis!
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After a good first round win against the Belgian David Goffin, Andy Murray had to surrender in the 2nd round of the BNP Paribas Open against Andrey Rublev. The Russian dominated the match, leaving his opponent no chance. The Scot's path to Indian Wells therefore stopped in the second round.

The age-old question regarding his retirement from tennis has evidently haunted Andy in recent weeks. Indeed in these last months. The British media have (as only they know how to do with their athletes, for better or for worse) inundated Murray with the same question, for weeks.

"When are you retiring?" Andy himself has repeatedly answered this question with annoyance. His mother Judy also sided with him.

Evidently all these questions must have inertia led Murray to make a decision on his retirement. Instead I would say to Andy: "Enjoy his career, whether it lasts one more day or ten years, and forget about those who stress you out with the same question. Ok, it's their job, but it's becoming an obsession."

Andy Murray reveals when he will retire

But, after the match against Rublev, as at every press conference, the question arose about his future. In recent weeks the impatient former number one has said that he has already thought about the date of his retirement, which will presumably fall in the summer.

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Also on this occasion the journalists pressed him, trying to extract some more detailed information. The three-time slam champion gave an answer that leaves no room for interpretation.

"I'm sure that every player, when he stops playing, looks back and wishes he had done something different or better. I feel like I did really well. I worked hard, I put in a lot of effort. I haven't missed too many days of training due to lack of discipline or poor decisions.

From this point of view, I can't have too many regrets. Obviously there are games and things, maybe decisions that I made that I regret and wish I had had another chance, but overall it was a good performance,” he explained.

Then he goes into detail, confirming his old statements on retirement.

"I plan to finish in the summer. I don't know what else to say. They've been asking me for about 18 months. Obviously I've thought about it, but I haven't made a decision yet. Once I made the decision, I expressed it, but no one listens to me. To be honest, I don't understand why they keep asking me that," he explained.

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