Andy Murray to retire after Wimbledon

Easily the most successful British tennis player in modern times and did it with a dry humour and should be saluted. Achieved much more than ‘Tiger Tim’.

Didn’t realise he was still playing.

Great player, especially once he got past his tantrum stage. Owes a lot to Ivan Lendl imo who turned him from a moody talent to a winner

This is the start of the end of the greatest era of mens tennis in history.

Kyle whatsit will need to step his game up quickly.

Murray has had an astonishing career. To win majors in an era with Federer, Nadal and Djoko is an almost unbelievable achievement. 

Biggest challenge for him in retirement will be dealing with no longer being considered in the running for SPOTY :-(

Bloop - I was being sarcastic. SPOTY is a pile of wank.

It is very moving to watch his press conference then watch footage his Wimbledon win, both of which are in the same BBC article.  The highs and lows of elite sport.  That's it now. Even if (which ain't happening) there was a miraculous physical healing, the mind has arrived at "don't go on".

Once he won Wimbledon he had fulfilled his duty really.  People talked about a big 4 but there was really only ever a big 3 plus an inbetweener.   He was unlucky in the sense that in any other era he would have won far more titles.

A knighthood, three-time Grand Slams , two Olympic golds, the  Davis Cup champion the ATP World Tour Finals trophy,  the world No. 1 ranking and 62 million in prizes says he was anything but "an inbetweener".

What 3 bikes said. An astonoshing career in the most competitive scene ever, see Andy Roddick tweet.

 

He beet Federer 11 out of the 25 times he played him which is I suspect a record almost without equal. In addition to what 3 bikes said did he not also win about 14 master series titles and 30 other world ranking titles. People are talking about Edmund as the next hope, he is no where near on the same level, and I bet will never be.

I suspect the UK will never produce a player of his quality for a generation at least and maybe much more.

All those achievements. And all he brings to mind is Bob Mortimer's vine where he dubbed over James Corden saying "come on Andy - yeah!"

I wonder how quick the phone call was to his agent to discuss becoming a pundit after he retires...

Doubt he will want to be a pundit. I think he will live the quiet life in LA for a while with his family then maybe start a tennis academy.

Dan Evans put his hand up to acknowledge the fluke in that clip you massive spoofer.

H went the wrong way, chucked his racket out in desparation and then apologised for being an utter fluke. It's not awesome, it's just very jammy.

A knighthood, three-time Grand Slams , two Olympic golds, the  Davis Cup champion the ATP World Tour Finals trophy,  the world No. 1 ranking and 62 million in prizes says he was anything but "an inbetweener".

I mean he was an inbetweener between the big 3 and the best of the rest.   Such are the achievements of the big 3 in terms of majors won that notwithstanding the impressive achievements he was not quite at their level. 

WTF?  What I am saying is quite self evidently true.

Fed 20 majors Nads 17 Djok 14. 

 

Murray: 4

 

Thems the facts

I used to loathe Murray in the early years, but he was only a lad.  He's matured into a great bloke, a great dad and has often spoken up in areas he had no need to like gender equality.  Fair fucks to him.

JAmal I tihnk that is how many people feel about Murray. He's a true Brit these days.

Tbf he was the weaker link of the big 4.

Still - given the company he’s keeping at that level that’s pretty bluddy impressive. Wawrinka aside the rest of the tour of have been largely ornamental extras for the past decade.

Fed 20 majors Nads 17 Djok 14. 

 

Murray: 4

 

Thems the facts

 

Murray has 3

Kaul, AM was the weaker link of the top 4? The same good be said about the number 3 and number 2 right?

I think that’s the point. It’s not obvious who 1, 2 and 3 are. That a good debate.

Everyone is in agreement on who is 4.

 

He was number 1 for 37 weeks, when others were at their peak..... And number two for god knows how long.