Andy Murray retirement doubted by Daniil Medvedev in ‘sad’ Wimbledon theory | Tennis | Sport

Murray stunned the tennis world on Wednesday as he revealed that he would stop playing this year. “I’m likely not going to play past this summer,” the three-time Major winner said after his loss in Dubai. “I get asked about it after every single match that I play, every single tournament that I play. I’m bored of the question, to be honest.”

The world No. 67 has already shared some of his schedule plans – he will return to the French Open and wants to play at the Olympics which begins a couple of weeks after Wimbledon, meaning his farewell won’t come at SW19. But Medvedev believes that Wimbledon is a fitting place for Murray to stop. 

“It’s going to be sad when he retires,” the 20-time title winner said. “I think he’s going to try to go very far. Even I’m definitely not sure that he’s going to stop this year. Wimbledon is a big tournament, maybe then Wimbledon and stop. That’s a different story.”

For now, Medvedev wants to enjoy seeing Murray on the tour. He continued: “Till he’s here, it’s going to be fun. He’s not here, I’m sure he’s going to find a good spot in his life after tennis.” A former world No. 1 and Grand Slam champion himself, Medvedev is full of respect for the 46-time career title winner.

The 28-year-old added: “He’s a fun guy, a great guy to be around. That’s always a great quality in life. For sure he’s an admiration of mine because I remember when I was just going up the rankings, that’s the moment when he was winning slams, playing finals against Roger, Rafa and Novak. So the big four.”

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