‘I can still do it,’ says a defiant Andy Murray after Wimbledon win

Andy Murray declared his frustrations at being continually asked when he’s going to retire, after winning his first round match at Wimbledon on Monday.

Murray, a former world number one and three-time Grand Slam Champion, was at the peak of his game when he was forced to make the decision to have major hip surgery in 2019.

While many thought it would be the end of his career, Murray was determined to prove them wrong, and worked hard to get back to playing tennis, winning a doubles and a singles title on his return.

Since then a combination of the coronavirus halting the Tour, a positive COVID test and a  niggling groin injury have prevented him from getting the match practice and tournament time he needs to get back to full form.

After winning his first round Wimbledon match against Nikolos Basilashvili in four sets, Murray opened up about the struggles of the last few months.

“It’s been extremely tough, even these last few months,” said Murray.

“I haven’t had the most serious of injuries but its been frustrating not to be able to get out on court.

“I’ve had little momentum so just kept trying and working hard, going to the gym, doing the right things to get me here and I feel very lucky I get to do it again.”

The 34-year-old hasn’t played Wimbledon since 2017 and many have speculated that this year is a farewell appearance by the Scot, but that couldn’t be further from his mind.

“I keep getting asked is this going to be my last Wimbledon, is this my last match and its a no, I want to keep playing.

“I can still do it, he’s (Basilashvili) ranked 28th in the world, I’ve hardly played and I still beat him,” finished Murray.

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