Stan Wawrinka shares an important thought on Andy Murray's retirement

The Swiss does not believe that the Scot will retire soon

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Stan Wawrinka shares an important thought on Andy Murray's retirement
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The older generation of this Golden Tennis Era is slowly being dismantled. It is the natural order of things and life; the new, sooner or later (like it or not) takes the place of the old. But the old school - the old lions - are doing their best to resist. However, time passes inexorably and, sooner or later, all these incredible heroes who have accompanied us in the last 20 years of tennis will say goodbye. It already happened with Roger Federer.

Before and after him other champions, such as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro or, on the WTA Tour, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Garbine Mugurza, Ashley Barty and Agnieszka Radwanska. All stars who accompanied me in my adventure as a tennis narrator. It could soon happen for Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray too. In an interview given to the Express, however, the Swiss champion Stan Wawrinka believes that Andy Murray will not retire yet. Murray who has repeatedly reiterated his desire to retire.

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However, according to Wawrinka, the British tennis player made these statements in a moment of heat, or lack of clarity, and could soon change his mind.

"It is normal that we are asked these questions. As for him, I'm not sure he'll stop this summer. I think he made the announcement in the heat of the moment after losing a game, but I'm not sure he'll stop this summer. I think it's because he is passionate about the game and has mixed feelings depending on the outcome. It's not easy to manage emotions. But I think as long as he has passion and feels competitive, he will continue," he told.

Even Rafael Nadal, in recent weeks, had praised the Scottish champion for his determination.

"We've known each other since we were little, because I think he's a year younger. When we played with the national teams, he was on the team a year younger. We know each other very well. We grew up together during the tour, even though he arrived a little later than me. Andy has had an amazing career. He has played many finals. He was an extraordinary player who probably played in a difficult moment in the history of tennis, because he shared the tour in the best moment of Novak, Roger and me. In my opinion, he was the only one who was on the same level as us in general terms," said Rafa.

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Meanwhile, Murray has received a wild card to participate in the ATP 250 tournament in Geneva, which will be played from 18 to 25 May. The Scotsman has therefore fully recovered from the serious injury, even before the initial schedule.
Murray, according to rumors, is convinced he can play the Roland Garros for the last time. In this case, according to journalist James Gray, he intends to play both singles and doubles at Roland Garros. Andy could play the doubles in Paris together with compatriot Daniel Evans. If he were to participate in the Olympics, however, his doubles partner would have to change. The main suspect to team up with him in the Olympic tournament is Joe Salisbury.

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