Andy Murray towards his farewell at Wimbledon

The Briton has cast doubt on his presence at the Olympics: his career will probably end at the Championships

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray towards his farewell at Wimbledon
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After the clear defeat suffered against Marcos Giron in the first round of the ATP 250 tournament in Stuttgart, Andy Murray questioned his presence at the Paris Olympics, explaining that he will have to evaluate together with his team the best solution for his body. There is already a fairly precise idea: to end one's professional career on the lawns of Wimbledon, where it all began. This would represent a particularly evocative scenario for the Scotsman. Murray has triumphed twice at the Championships: first in 2013 and second in 2016.

Furthermore, at Wimbledon, the 37-year-old won the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"I have to see what happens with the Olympics. I'm still not 100% sure what the situation will be with doubles, whether I will focus only on singles or, in general, whether I will play them. My body hasn't reacted well to playing on clay in the last month: I've had back problems and I have to wait to study the situation carefully," told the Briton to The Times.

In the next days, the Scot will made clear what will be his last decision, but it seems he could retire on his beloved lawns on Church Road.

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"I probably won't play again after this summer," said Andy Murray a few months ago. The former world number 1 has not yet announced anything official, but he should leave tennis between the end of July and the beginning of August, according to what he himself declared

If his participation in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games seemed almost obvious until a few hours ago, things could follow a different path. Murray played the doubles tournament at Roland Garros together with his compatriot Daniel Evans precisely to gain confidence again with the doubt on clay courts, but the effort made on clay did not find positive results, from a physical point of view.

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