Social Media Reacts To Murray's Retirement Announcement

11 January 2019 05:16
ATP Tour stars, coaches, former players and even an NBA star reacted with sadness and words of encouragement to the news that Andy Murray could be playing his final tournament at the Australian Open, which starts Monday. The Scot said during a news conference on Friday that the pain in his right hip has become too much for him to endure, and that he plans to retire after Wimbledon, if not sooner. [ALSO LIKE] ATPTour.com compiled the best of social media's reaction to the news: ???? https://t.co/DacHr9mcCC — Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) January 11, 2019 Andy, just watched your conference. Please don’t stop trying. Keep fighting. I can imagine your pain and sadness. I hope you can overcome this. You deserve to retire on your own terms, whenever that happens. We love you @andy_murray and we want to see you happy and doing well. ?? — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) January 11, 2019 Tennis will come to an end for us all but the friendships will last a lifetime. What you’ve done for the sport will live on forever. I’m hoping for a strong and healthy finish for you, my friend! @andy_murray pic.twitter.com/Bcs0cdllJp — Grigor Dimitrov (@GrigorDimitrov) January 11, 2019 If this is true, I tip my cap to @andy_murray ! Absolute legend. Short list of best tacticians in history. Unreal results in a brutal era Nothing but respect here. I hope he can finish strong and healthy https://t.co/FZbwmvRC2r — andyroddick (@andyroddick) January 11, 2019 @andy_murray Legend! — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 11, 2019 The @andy_murray that I know will absolutely make it to Wimbledon to play his final tournament. Not many with more heart, effort in the history of the game. Was always a pleasure to share the court pal. — Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) January 11, 2019 You’re the man muzz???????? — Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) January 11, 2019 Really sad to hear that @andy_murray ??You are a true champion of our sport and great example for all of us!Stay strong ???? https://t.co/Bw8ZIF0QUM — Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) January 11, 2019 My thoughts are with @andy_murray and I really hope we continue to see you fighting on court so you can retire on your own terms. Get well soon. Tennis is better with you. pic.twitter.com/0z1401hKXe — Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) January 11, 2019 So sad for @andy_murray . Hands down one of the best guys on tour. So much respect for him as an all around athlete and person. Hope his body can recover. If not, he will be missed by all. ?? — Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) January 11, 2019 So sad for @andy_murray . Hands down one of the best guys on tour. So much respect for him as an all around athlete and person. Hope his body can recover. If not, he will be missed by all. ?? — Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) January 11, 2019 When you search for examples of “emptied the bucket to be as good as they could be” there should be a picture of Andy Murray sitting under that quote. Remarkable discipline for training, competition, sacrifice, perfection, a little crazy ?? but a legend of a bloke. Bravo Andy ?? — Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) January 11, 2019 Whatever you think “emptying the bucket” meanstimes that by 5 and that’s who @andy_murray is. Thank you Andy - thank you for always being you. #1 https://t.co/0jQgFI5EkA — Daniel Vallverdu (@danielvallverdu) January 11, 2019 Andy will always be a titan of our sport. A hero of mine throughout my career. A true warrior whenever he steps on the court. https://t.co/Ka6fq5jy4B — John Millman (@johnhmillman) January 11, 2019 . read full article

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