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An emotional Andy Murray: I want to play forever

An emotional Andy Murray: I want to play forever

To look back on Andy Murray's prolific career remains a stark reminder of the near-impossible task he faced competing in the era of The Big Three. If it weren't for Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic, Murray (most likely) would have stacked up far more trophies during his epic run on the ATP Tour.

The tennis world was reminded, once again, of his greatness during an extremely emotional speech after a doubles loss with his brother Jamie. It turned out to be the last time he would play at Wimbledon.

Photo credit: Corinne Dubreuil / ATP Tour.

Looking back, Andy racked up two Wimbledon titles, two Olympic Golds, and one US Open title. Oh, and he also took home 46 ATP Tour titles — which includes winning an ATP Tour Final and snatching the ATP No. 1 ranking along the way. Not bad. 

So what did Murray have to say during his emotional sendoff on Wimbledon's center court? The Independent reported on some of Andy's best quotes during an interview that brought him to tears. His brother Jamie watched from the stands in tears as well.

With all his mounting injuries, Murray explained, "Obviously it was a bit of a race against time to try and get out here and physically it wasn’t easy today. But I’m glad we were able to get out here and do this one [last] time together."

Photo credit: Corinne Dubreuil / ATP Tour.

Murray spoke about playing The Big Three over the years. He joked, "They were alright weren’t they? They weren’t the easiest guys to get past! I was obviously incredibly fortunate to play in this time and I think all tennis fans have been incredibly lucky to witness what they’ve obviously gone on to achieve."

On his tortured, difficult decision to retire, Murray said, "It is hard because I would love to keep playing but I can’t. Physically it’s just too tough now. All of the injuries have added up and like I said they haven’t been insignificant."

The 37-year old added, "I want to play forever. I love this sport. It’s given me so much, taught me loads of lessons over the years that I can use for the rest of my life. I don’t want to stop so it is hard."

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Source: The Independent. Video (via YouTube): Wimbledon. Top photo: Corinne Dubreuil / ATP Tour.

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