Andy Murray is about to retire: "I've decided"

At the media day at Queen's, the Briton explained that he will not play beyond Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray is about to retire: "I've decided"
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In July Andy Murray will play the last Olympics tennis tournament of his career. The Scot, who will be on the court this week to participate in the ATP 500 at Queen's Club Championships, talked openly at the media day on the tournament in London and to the BBC to reveal how his farewell to tennis is now close enough.

"I don't think I will compete in any other tournaments after the Olympic Games. I have now decided: I think the right thing is to say goodbye to Wimbledon or Paris 2024. I had impressive experiences in both events and I had the opportunity to participate in the fifth Olympics, it's what makes me happy and motivates me to continue competing at this time. My decision not to extend my career beyond these events is based on my recent results and how I feel physically playing beyond the summer have not changed," he explained.

Andy Murray
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But Murray will be at the Paris Olympic Games. The Briton received a wild card from the ITF. He will thus be present in both the singles and doubles draw. Great Britain, in addition to its experience, will also be able to count in singles on Daniel Evans - with whom Murray will play in doubles - Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper, the latter fresh from winning his first career title in Stuttgart against Matteo Berrettini.

Much of the hopes of obtaining a medal are placed in the pair of Salisbury and Skupski, who are at the start with great ambition. In the women's team there will be Katie Boulter and three other tennis players playing doubles only: Heather Watson - who will play doubles with Boulter -, Harriet Dart and Maia Lumsden.

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