In a tearful, emotional press conference, Andy Murray announced that he plans to retire after Wimbledon, while also acknowledging that the Australian Open may be his last tournament if his hip causes him too much pain. At 31, the three-time grand slam champion said “I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now. I’ve pretty much done everything I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.” He later said that “I’d like to play until Wimbledon – that’s where I’d like to stop playing – but I’m not certain I’m able to do that.” The fourth member of the big four, Sir Andy won Wimbledon twice along with the US Open, two Olympic gold medals, fourteen Masters 1000 titles, one ATP World Tour Finals title, and reached eight slam finals and spent 37 weeks at world number one.
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In 2012, after trying and failing to become to first British man in 76 years to win Wimbledon, Andy Murray wept in front of the Wimbledon crowd, promising that he would be back. Three weeks later, Murray beat Roger Federer, the same man that had crushed his Wimbledon dream, on the same court to win the gold medal in the Olympics. He did not let up, winning the US Open less than a month later before finally winning Wimbledon in 2013, capturing Great Britain’s heart in the process.