Andy Murray makes retirement comment after spirited Australian Open run comes to end | Tennis | Sport


“Serving was the thing that was giving me the most trouble. My back was uncomfortable. I couldn’t really extend on my serves. I couldn’t hit a kick serve. I couldn’t really sort of extend my back on the serve to generate much power on the first serve. Wasn’t able to really drive up to it. That was the thing that was uncomfortable.

“Once I got in the rallies and stuff, it wasn’t really too bad, to be honest. I’ve felt worse on the court than that. It was just the serve, especially like after I got up from sitting at the end, change out the first couple of serves, didn’t feel good.”

Murray, who has still to get past the third round of a Grand Slam with a metal hip, added: “How do I feel right now? Yeah, I mean, lots of mixed emotions. I mean, I feel like I gave everything that I had to this event. So I’m proud of that.

“That is really, in whatever you’re doing, all you can do. You can’t always control the outcome. You can’t control how well you’re going to play or the result. You can control the effort that you put into it, and I gave everything that I had the last three matches. I’m very proud of that.

“But, yeah, I’m also disappointed because I put loads of work into the beginning of this year and was playing well enough to have a really good run, have a deep run.

“I think even tonight I’m competing against a guy 20 in the world, you know, and it’s still very tight considering the circumstances. I feel like, yeah, I’m disappointed because I feel like I could have gone quite a bit further.”



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