In a long interview, Laura Robson said Andy Murray has earned the right to decide when to retire. She explained about her countryman: “I don’t understand why people keep asking Andy Murray to retire. He has fun on the court and still plays good tennis, even if his level isn’t what it used to be.
The results have improved in recent months, as has his physical condition. As long as he has fun and keeps improving, I don’t see why he doesn’t have to go on. Recall that a certain Roger Federer intends to return at 41 year-old.”
Laura continued to defend Murray: “He is facing guys much younger than him. The top 100 are all incredible players, I assure you. There is not much gap between the top players and the second tier players. A few days ago, looking at Nishioka I thought that the level of him was really high.
Still, if he just looks at the rankings, he’s only ATP number 54.”
Murray’s next steps
The hip surgery allowed Andy Murray to continue playing tennis, giving a smile to his many fans. At the same time, the former world number 1 struggled to achieve results worthy of his name.
The Scottish champion, who started the year outside the top 130 of the ATP rankings, has made steady progress in recent months. The three-time Grand Slam champion reached the final on grass in Stuttgart and the quarterfinals at the Hall of Fame Open, finally returning to the Top 50.
In between, there were also several empty passages. ‘Muzza’ did not progress beyond the second round at Wimbledon and was eliminated in the first round in both Washington and Montreal. Andy was hoping to get good places in these tournaments to be seeded at the US Open, a milestone only achievable with an amazing ride in Cincinnati. Despite the ups and downs, the British champion has no intention of hanging his racquet.