Andy Murray debunks Wimbledon retirement theory as star outlines stance for 2024 - 'Hopefully'

Andy Murray debunks Wimbledon retirement theory as star outlines stance for 2024 - 'Hopefully'

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 28/02/2024

- 11:32

The three-time Grand Slam champion is hoping to go to Paris this summer

Andy Murray has revealed that he still holds hope of competing at the Olympics in Paris this year, hinting he won't retire after Wimbledon.

The 36-year-old is likely to call it a day at some point in 2024 and many fans and pundits felt that the tournament in SW19 could be the right time for him to bow out.

Murray has struggled with a string of injury problems in the last few years and has hit a poor run of form on the tour in recent months.

The Brit has won just two games since last October and said after his first-round win at the Dubai Tennis Championships this week that he may only have a few months left as a professional.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has revealed he still wants to play at the Olympics this year


Murray has remained insistent that he will retire on his own terms and has dismissed any claims he is tarnishing his legacy.

Competing at Wimbledon for one last time, a tournament he has won twice, has been seen by many as a fairytale way for him to bow out.

But Murray has hinted that he will carry on after the third Grand Slam of the year, for a few more weeks at least.

Wimbledon takes place between July 1 and July 14, with the tennis at the Olympics in Paris scheduled to start on July 27.

The final will take place at Roland Garros on August 4 and Murray has confirmed he would love the chance to compete for a third gold medal.

He told the BBC: "Hopefully I can get the chance to compete at another one."

Murray won gold at the Olympics in London in 2012, memorably beating Roger Federer just weeks after losing to him in the Wimbledon final. He also picked up a silver medal at the tournament alongside Laura Robson in the mixed doubles.

The Scot became the first player to win back-to-back singles gold medals when he triumphed over Juan Martin Del Potro in Rio in 2016.

Murray, who made his Olympic debut by losing in the first round in Beijing in 2008, pulled out of the singles draw at the Games in Tokyo in 2021 due to injury.

He still committed to playing doubles with Joe Salisbury and reached the quarter-finals in Japan.

Murray will be competing at his fifth Olympics if he is picked to go to Paris this year.

He admitted this week that he has not yet decided how he will retire but admires how Roger Federer did it.


Andy Murray

Andy Murray has won two Olympic gold medals in his career


Murray said: "I think the thing is that there's no right way of finishing your career and everyone's different.

"What might be the right way for Federer might not be the right way for Nadal, might not be the right way for Djokovic.

"Everyone is different like Pete Sampras. He won the US Open and didn't say anything and didn't play again.

"Roger Federer finished his career playing a doubles match with Rafael Nadal.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has admitted he may only have a few months left in tennis


"Who would have expected that? But I thought it was an amazing way to finish.

"His greatest rival but being on the same side of the net as him I thought was really special.

"When the time is right I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament.

"Whether I say anything months ahead of the time I don't know."

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