'Andy Murray changed the way of thinking', says ATP legend

Andy Murray is recovering from back surgery for a spinal cyst

by Simone Brugnoli
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'Andy Murray changed the way of thinking', says ATP legend
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Andy Murray is recovering from back surgery for a spinal cyst. Forced to retire during the match against Jordan Thompson at the Queen’s ATP 500 tournament, the British legend could not help but go under the knife, to be able to play again.

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The hope of the former number one is to return in time for Wimbledon, which will begin on July 1, but it is not said unfortunately that he will make it. According to The Telegraph newspaper, Murray is expected to stay at least six weeks, skipping both the London Open and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Andy Murray is recovering from back surgery

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has not yet given any notice, so he will have to wait to know his upcoming engagements. Meanwhile, John McEnroe, a Scottish fan, has already thought of a possible tribute to do to Murray, by virtue of what he represented for the British people, who had to wait almost a century to see his player triumph at the Championships: "He deserves a statue.

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If I had to make this decision, I would say absolutely yes, because it is a long period of 77 years ( the last Briton to win Wimbledon was Fred Perry in 1936). It has absolutely changed the way people look at British tennis.

He’s one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen playing tennis. It would be deserved and impressive, because two of his three Grand Slam victories made it to Wimbledon, not to mention the gold medal in London in 2012. So it would make perfect sense," he concluded.

About the tough time the three-time Grand Slam champion is going through spoke his brother and who will be doubles partner in Paris 2024, Jamie Murray, who regretted everything he’s going through on two-time Wimbledon champion when he was preparing to try to say goodbye to everyone at the top of the ATP tour.

"It is obviously very disappointing for him that this is his last time at Queen’s, his last Wimbledon and his last Olympic Games, and there is a chance that it is not. I think he’ll have to make some decisions and see how he does," said Jamie Murray.

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