Andy Murray has had a very successful career as he owns a career singles record of 663-190 to go along with two Olympic gold medals, two Wimbledon titles and a US Open title.
However, it appears the 31-year-old is ready to call it a career.
According to Stuart Fraser, a tennis correspondent for Times Sports, Murray saw his surgeon yesterday who said he can play with limitations, but those limitations and the pain that comes with all the training has made tennis unenjoyable for the former World No. 1 ranked men’s player.
Considering he’s been one of the most dominant players in the game for quite some time now and is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the sport, fans and players were blown away when the unexpected retirement bomb was dropped on them.
It’s always a sad day when an athlete has to call it quits, but it’s even sadder when they need to call it quits due to injury issues.
Less than 24 hours before dropping the news, Murray reached out to a fan who posted photos of him in Melbourne and apologized for not being more entertaining that day and offered her tickets to his match next week.
The tennis world and sports world as a whole is going to miss seeing Murray on the court.