Andy Murray's mother defends the Scotsman from the media

Judy Murray has spoken out about the constant questions asked by the British media regarding the retirement of her son Andy

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray's mother defends the Scotsman from the media
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"I probably won't play beyond this summer. I get the same question after every single game, I'm fed up. I won't talk about it anymore between now and when the time comes to stop."

Andy Murray did not appreciate yet another question about his retirement at the press conference after his severe defeat against Ugo Humbert at the ATP 500 tournament in Dubai. The Scotsman, shaken at the end of a match in which he never really saw him in action, revealed that he will probably leave tennis this summer.

By posting the video of the conference on her X account, Judy, Andy Murray's mother, defended her son from the criticism he has unfairly received from many British media in recent weeks.

"Every single press conference they ask him the same question. When he started competing on the ATP Tour it was: When are you going to win Wimbledon? Every single time. Let him enjoy whatever time is left of his career. He is the world number 50 with a metal hip, a split kneecap and four children," wrote Judy Murray.

The former ATP No.1's real goal is to try to do his best at both the Roland Garros and Wimbledon and represent Great Britain once again at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The words of Andy Murray

The current number 50 in the ATP ranking criticized the treatment he received from journalists after his latest uninspiring results.

"It's been a difficult period, but I will continue to play. I don't have to do what the journalists or the fans say. I have the ranking necessary to play important tournaments, I have earned it, and my desire is to keep trying. I know I can play a lot better than I did this year. This is a new situation for me and I see it as a good opportunity to learn important lessons and continue to improve.

I am convinced that I will overcome it and that I will be stronger than before in doing so. I still really enjoy everything about the circuit and have not lost the desire to continue racing. In life there are times when things aren't going well and you have to be strong to try to change the dynamic. That's what I'm going to try to do," Murray concluded.

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