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Murray’s Wimbledon farewell: emotions and doubles defeat

Not even tennis icons want to miss out on this farewell moment. Andy Murray’s voice falters on the Wimbledon center court

Former world number one Andy Murray, who is facing the end of his career, was celebrated with enthusiasm and great emotion after his first-round defeat in the doubles at Wimbledon. The fact that the Scottish tennis pro and his brother Jamie Murray lost 6:7 (6:8), 4:6 against the Australians Rinky Hijikata and John Peers was completely overshadowed

Farewell to tennis icons

After the end of the match, the crowd rose from their seats for the 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon champion. The Scot stood alone at center stage and was honored with a retrospective of his career. The 37-year-old Murray was extremely moved, his voice faltered a few times. His family, his parents, record Grand Slam tournament winner Novak Djokovic and tennis icons such as John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova did not miss this special farewell moment on Center Court.

“I’ve been incredibly blessed to play in this era,” Murray said of his rivalry with Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: “It’s been incredible to be part of some of the matches at the Grand Slams.” Murray also revealed a few anecdotes. The 2016 title, for example, was his favorite: “I don’t remember much about the night. I had a few drinks and unfortunately threw up in the cab on the way home. “

Murray still wants to compete in the mixed

Normally, the doubles competition in tennis doesn’t get this much attention, even at Grand Slam tournaments. But Murray was even scheduled to play the first round on center court with his older brother in light of his impending career end. The Scot wants to end his tennis career after the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

He had decided not to compete in the singles at the grass court tournament because he was not fit enough in time. Less than two weeks ago, Murray had to undergo surgery on his back to have a cyst removed. The public will also get to see him in the mixed alongside the British 2021 US Open winner Emma Raducanu

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