Sir Andy Murray, OBE. World No 1
Wimbledon Champion 2013 & 2016
Olympic Gold & Silver Medallist, USO Champion 2012
Team GB - Davis Cup Champions 2015
Olympic Gold Medallist 2016
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013, 2015 & 2016
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    Devastating news!! I still can't bring myself to even watch the full press conference. Personally i'm still hoping that the pain will go away in time and Andy will reconsider. He deserves to go out on his own terms and not be forced to retire through injury.
    Last edited by murrayfan89; 11-01-2019 at 18:16.

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    There's a "News Special" on Andy on channel 5 at 6.30pm.
    Andy Murray is the Real Deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayfan89 View Post
    Devestating news!! I still can't bring myself to even watch the full press conference. Personally i'm still hoping that the pain will go away in time and Andy will reconsider. He deserves to go out on his own terms and not be forced to retire through injury.
    Think we're all finding a bit hard to process and undoubtably heartbreaking for many, however think somewhat wishful thinking that the situation is going to change. Certainly Andy deserved to go out on his own terms but not everyone gets that chance,as sad as it is. The pain seems worse that many of us realised and do not think Andy should put his body through much more. However know there can be an urge to cling to hope at this emotional time, thinking of the great memories and knowing Andy always gave his all gives me some comfort and sure Andy will stay involved with tennis in some capacity.
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    Devastated! I guess in my heart of hearts I knew this would happen at one point and that he could not keep playing through the pain but I was in denial or hoped it wouldn’t be so soon. Here are my thoughts summarised

    The end of an era. You always know that your favourite player will retire one day but you hope that it will be on their own terms. In my heart of hearts I guess I knew Andy would find it hard to keep playing through pain and I am glad that he won’t have to bear that much longer. But I didn’t think it would be so soon.

    Andy Murray has helped make me a bigger tennis fan! I have followed his tennis since the early days! His style of play, passion and interaction with fans lured me in. If anyone remembers in the old days he even came on his forum to chat to the fans. For me being a fan is about the tennis and the person.

    It felt like Andy was a big part of my youth. As he grew up, so did I. I feel hugely lucky to have been able to watch him play many times live (especially with my brother and friends) with the highlights being on the hill during his Wimbledon titles! Being at the London 2012 Olympics semis. Being at Queens to witness part of the amazing journey leading to the Davis Cup win! (Your passion and commitment was second to none) And a personal highlight being facing a serve of his (and not getting aced).

    Andy has also helped inspire me to do charity raffles. He has NEVER said no to helping support me even though he never needed to. And he has helped stand up for female rights!

    I am not sure GB ever truly realised how amazing he was. Maybe they will realise what they will miss when he stops playing. The best player we ever had, a great guy with a big heart. And well loved on tour.

    In an era with the best players ever he achieved so much! 3 grand slams, 2 Olympic golds, 1 world tour finals title and many more! We are so proud of you for everything you have achieved.

    You owe us nothing. Thank you for everything, the Murraycoasters, the tears and all the memories! And thank you for all the friends I have made through following your tennis. Thank you to Team Murray for the great work you have done! I wish you a happy and pain-free future! We will miss you so much! Tennis will not be the same without you! You were the tennis player of my generation and always will be!

    Until then I shall enjoy the last few moments of your amazing career! #andymurray

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    Like you all, I am gutted and so very sad for Andy. I will treasure the memories of watching him play live at the 02, in the lovely warm sunshine of Queens club with some of you guys and that glorious match in Ghent that sealed the Davis Cup victory. It's been an honour to ride the murraycoaster with you all. Andy you are a legend, be proud of all you have achieved, we certainly are.

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    This so sad but I expect this because he been struggling too long to come back again.

    I support Andy my whole adult life! Since I was teenager. Will be strange no more Andy in tennis first time my adult life. Also it be first time my life there no top British tennis player for me support Tim Herman then lucky Andy come along when Tim close to retirement and right now there isn’t anyone good enough.
    Go Andy Murray --- Go Roger Federer
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    Still feel like I have no words- and yet hundreds. Woke to the news, been numb all day, think my brain was refusing to process it to allow me to function at work. Welling up reading all the lovely words and tributes online. Am gearing up to watch the full press conference. Andy and his career have brought so much joy. Just so gutted fir him that just as he hit the very top it all was taken away from him. Not how he'd want to finish. But thanks fir the memories. Truly special.

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    Devastated is not a word I use lightly for sport but I have no other word for Andy's news. Poor Andy! So much pain but not wanting to stop. I'm sure we all know how much he has fought this before giving in and accepting the inevitable. I am totally gutted, off course I blubbed my way through today and haven't been able to read all the posts as they are making me worse again. This feels so personal, he has been my light through so many downs, my way to switch off from lifes' problems. What a trip we've had. I'm so glad to have been part of it. Also as has been said above {before I couldn't see} thanks to everyone on this and the old forum for bringing us all together.

    I am still hoping for some better news from Andy, always expecting him to surprise me. If not I just want him to be well in the future and be happy with his family.

    to everyone and especially to Andy!

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    Such a sad sad day. Every sportsman/woman has to retire one day but you always want it to be on their own terms and sadly Andy hasn't been able to do that. I do hope he is able to have his Wimbledon farewell. Can't even begin to imagine how emotional that would be.

    I heard the news when our TV switched on at 6.20, saw the highlights of his presser but then had to steel myself to stay away from most news/social media all day as I was working. I knew watching/reading it would leave me in bits. Now I'm home I've watched the full presser (several tissues were needed to get through it) and started reading all the lovely tributes. Lots of tears reading them but so lovely to know how well admired and loved Andy is by his peers and people generally (ignoring the evil trolls - they don't count). I hope he know hows much he is loved and respected. He has quite simply been the best.

    Thank you Andy for all you have given us. It has been our privilege to watch you and cheer you on

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    Today has been such a day, went from elation at waking and checking the results and finding Cam in his first final to a notification on my phone 'new tennis podcast' 'Sir Andy Murray announces retirement' spent the day crying and watching old matches, and reading all the wonderful tributes from the tennis world and hoping he does a Marina Hingis but he did seem pretty certain at his press conference he wouldn't become a doubles player (hopefully that was just to kill speculation) but the over-riding feeling is pride and joy at been witness to the greatest player we have ever seen from these shores, and a feeling of privilege of have been able to enjoy the journey with him

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