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When will Andy Murray call it a day? Key questions answered as retirement looms

The three-time grand slam champion has indicated he is heading into the final months of his career.

Eleanor Crooks
Thursday 29 February 2024 11:40 GMT
Andy Murray says he is ‘likely not going to play past this summer’ (Victoria Jones/PA)
Andy Murray says he is ‘likely not going to play past this summer’ (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Archive)

Andy Murray revealed on Wednesday that he is unlikely to play beyond this summer as retirement looms ever nearer.

The three-time grand slam champion will be 37 in May and has won only two matches so far this season.

Here, the PA news agency looks at when Murray might call it a day.

Does he have a date in mind?

It appears likely he does, although it would be a surprise if he announced it much in advance. Murray said last year he had an idea of when he would like to stop, and his poor form over the last few months has brought the issue into sharper focus.

What about Wimbledon?

Bowing out at the All England Club would seem the ideal scenario. The venue for his career-defining achievements, and in front of an adoring home crowd, would offer a fitting scene to bring this chapter to a close. But it may be a bit too soon.

What are the other possibilities?

Murray has already indicated he would like to play in another Olympics. His two singles gold medals mark him out from his peers and his run to the title in 2012 is arguably his best ever tournament. But this summer’s event will take place at Roland Garros, and it seems doubtful he would want his last event to be on clay. The US Open, the scene of his first grand slam title in 2012, is another possibility, while the Davis Cup finals group stage on home soil in September could also be an option.

Will he definitely stop this year?

That certainly appears to be the direction of travel but Murray has always found decision-making difficult and there is no bigger decision that this one. Should his form pick up markedly, it could well be that he decides to extend his career.

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