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Andy Murray Retires

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No surprise really, pushed himself to the limits to get to No 1. Guess he couldn't handle it compared to likes of Federer or Djokovic, doubt we will ever see the likes of him again in the UK. A total one off, really sad for him.

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I see he is planning to retire after wimbledon, he should pack it in now as he owes nothing to the sport, his health is more important now

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Knew it was the end after his post match interview last week. What a career he has had and I agree I dont think Britain will ever have anyone like him in tennis again.

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Quite sickening really. 

Career over at 30 when he should be playing until 36/37. 

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Never celebrated a sporting event outwith Rangers like I did when murray won Wimbledon.

Good on the guy....legend.

Went through a horrendous moment in Dunblane and done everyone proud.

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Can concentrate fully on a independance push now.

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Shame, but a hip injury is a fucker. Really hoped he would get over it and play on. 

Was hearing at a sportsman's dinner about Murray being the only one of the top players that did not 'blood dope' where they store blood from high altitude training, apparently legal in tennis circles.

The guy was just an obsessive fanatic and I believe if he had a Lendl type coach from earlier he would have played a more aggressive style and won more slams. 

Hope the hip injury does not fuck him when he is older. 

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23 minutes ago, dummiesoot said:

Shame, but a hip injury is a fucker. Really hoped he would get over it and play on. 

Was hearing at a sportsman's dinner about Murray being the only one of the top players that did not 'blood dope' where they store blood from high altitude training, apparently legal in tennis circles.

The guy was just an obsessive fanatic and I believe if he had a Lendl type coach from earlier he would have played a more aggressive style and won more slams. 

Hope the hip injury does not fuck him when he is older. 

Blood transfusions are not legal in tennis. 

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Greatest British tennis player, ever, but not strong enough mentally, during matches, to be one of the greatest of all time. Still some career, though.

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Made tens of millions, won 3 grand slams, got a knighthood. Only 31, and fair play to him. Now he can retire to his tidy wife.

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54 minutes ago, left winger said:

Greatest British tennis player, ever, but not strong enough mentally, during matches, to be one of the greatest of all time. Still some career, though.

:lol:

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2 minutes ago, RS4_wul said:

:lol:

It was shown time and again in the biggest matches. If you choose not to see it, that's up to you. It's why he couldn't take the step up to level of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal - don't think it was actual ability that stoped him winning more grand slams.

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He'll be the greatest Scottish sportsman of my generation. Shame it's ended like this. He pushed his body to the absolute limit which is why he competed with the top players in the world. 

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2 minutes ago, left winger said:

It was shown time and again in the biggest matches. If you choose not to see it, that's up to you. It's why he couldn't take the step up to level of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal - don't think it was actual ability that stoped him winning more grand slams.

I disagree mate.

Early in his career he did lack the mental strength of top sportsmen and often got frustrated, lost the rag.

But I believe in the last few years he learned how to control that frustration more often than not.

  Those 3 players you mention are arguably the best ever to hold a racket and Murray was incredibly unlucky to be in the same era as them. All 3 unreal.

I think saying he wasn't at their level is like saying a footballer isn't at the level of Ronaldo or Messi though I get what you're saying about needing  that mental toughness to get to their level, I just disagree, I think Murray had that.  

 Those 3 are just on another planet from any other tennis players........ever.

Djokovic and Federer are both freaks of nature and ridiculously good tennis players, Murray done well to win 3 slams during his career challenging those 2 and Nadal. 

I think his mental toughness was exceptional and he never knew when he was beat imo. 

He had bags of character and determination. 

Sure we can both agree that he was a genuinely proper world class sportsmen. 

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A real shame. Far too young to be retiring.

But I suppose he pushed himself to the absolute limit to give himself a chance against some of the greatest tennis players ever. An unbelievable work ethic.

A true great.

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Just hope he can find happiness. We wont see a player like him again. So sad

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3 minutes ago, ritchieshearercaldow said:

A multi millionaire must be hard to retire so early.

BBC will sign him up for another wee earner.

Money was never a motivation for Murray. 

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2 minutes ago, siamthedanger said:

Money was never a motivation for Murray. 

It helps though.

Think he had died the way some folk are going on, greetin on radio phone ins.

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Just now, ritchieshearercaldow said:

It helps though.

Think he had died the way some folk are going on, greetin on radio phone ins.

Yeah it's one less thing to worry about for sure but the guy just wanted to keep playing...frustrating that his body wouldn't allow him to do that. Deserved to go out better than this.

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Shame, he was one of the few truly world class sportsmen this country has produced, he did extremely well to achieve what he did given the quality of the other guys around at the same time.

Hope this inspires his ubiquitous mammy to retire as well now.

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3 hours ago, JamieD said:

Blood transfusions are not legal in tennis. 

OK I can't remember the exact phrase the guy used I was pissed to be fair but, he was clear that Andy was dead against it, even though his peers did whatever it was. 

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8 minutes ago, dummiesoot said:

OK I can't remember the exact phrase the guy used I was pissed to be fair but, he was clear that Andy was dead against it, even though his peers did whatever it was. 

It's very likely that they do, yeah. It's definitely against the rules though. It was the key doping method for Lance Armstrong's last few tour wins. 

I'd be shocked if David Ferrer wasn't doing it.

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Shame for the guy but what a career he's had,after his childhood experience to come out and achieve what he has is inspirational,people doubted his mental strength, stronger than most could ever be in my opinion

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That is intensely sad. I feel privileged to have watched him.

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