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Three-time Rogers Cup champion Andy Murray announces his retirement

January 11, 2019

At a press conference yesterday, Andy Murray sent shock waves through the tennis world.

The three-time Grand Slam champion and former World No.1 tearfully announced that 2019 will mark the end of his career, hopefully at Wimbledon.

After undergoing right hip surgery in January 2018 and then starting to train for the 2019 season, the three-time Rogers Cup winner was forced to admit that the pain was too intense: “I spoke to my team and I told them I can’t keep doing this. I needed to have an end point.”

Struggling through even the simplest movements such as putting on socks or tying his shoes, Murray still hopes to compete in one final tournament at home this July but remains uncertain as to whether he will be able to keep at it until then.

“I don’t want to continue playing that way. I tried pretty much everything I could to get it right and that hasn’t worked,” said Murray, confirming that the Australian Open could be his last event.

The 31-year-old is a friend of Rogers Cup. He played in ten editions of the tournament and has three Canadian crowns in his trophy case, including two won in Montréal. He triumphed at his last appearance here in 2015, going out on a high note that fans will remember for a long time!

Andy, congratulations on your successful career and thank you for all the great tennis!