‘Andy Murray should retire when he wants to – no one should be telling him,’ says legend

Chris Evert says Andy Murray ‘should retire when he wants to retire’ as she came out against her Eurosport colleague Mats Wilander.

Wilander caused a stir last week when he suggested Murray should re-examine his motivations for remaining on Tour after his first round exit at the French Open.

The Swede also suggested that Murray was taking wildcards away from younger players, but Evert is not having any of that.

“Andy Murray should retire when he wants to retire, no one should be telling him,” Evert said.

“Any champion who has won Grand Slams, they are entitled to retire on their own terms and no-one should be critical of that.

“I disagree that he is taking wildcards away from people. If you have won Grand Slams, you have earned the right to take wildcards.

“Andy Murray is a smart guy. He is no going to go three years taking wildcards if he is not winning matches.

COMMENT: Asking Andy Murray to justify his right to play tennis is an exercise in the ridiculous

“He will know if his game isn’t improving and he is not getting deep into tournaments, he is going to let go.

“He has won so many tournaments, he has been through so much adversity with his body. He is happy to be on court, happy to be healthy, happy to be around tennis again and it will take time for him.

“Unfortunately, the pandemic isn’t helping him or his tennis as he needs matches.

“Also, clay is not his best surface and unfortunately, he had to play Stan Wawrinka, who totally overpowered him, but he is the one who decides when he wants to stop playing.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling on of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Victoria Azarenka withdraws from Qatar Open semi-final with a back injury

Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from her semi-final match against Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open, citing a back injury as the reason. The former world...

‘Roger Federer has broken so many records’ – Swiss star’s legacy is safe, says former world number five

Former world number five Rainer Schuttler says the legacy of Roger Federer is safe even if he loses matches after his injury. Federer has not...

‘Rafael Nadal is a phenomenon and an idol of mine,’ says rising Indian star Sumit Nagal

Indian ace Sumit Nagal has named 'phenomenon' Rafael Nadal as one of his tennis idols, alongside David Ferrer. Nagal, the world number 150, scored the...

‘Stefanos Tsitsipas is my greatest rival,’ says Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev has named Stefanos Tsitsipas as his greatest rival in a preview of what tennis may look like after the big three retire. Medvedev...

Novak Djokovic: ‘Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are incredible, but I’ll keep going to beat record’

Novak Djokovic says he will 'keep going' to give himself every chance of winning more Grand Slam titles than any man in history. Next week...

Daniil Medvedev: ‘The US Open final defeat to Rafael Nadal hurt me the most’

Daniil Medvedev says of his two Grand Slam final defeats, the one against Rafael Nadal hurt the most. Medvedev has established himself as the biggest...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here