Last week the world’s heart collectively broke a little as we watched the tennis star tearfully announcing that the Australian Open, taking place over the next two weeks in Melbourne, might be his final tournament.
Andy took to the court, possibly for the last time, for a dramatic match with Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. In typical Murray fashion, the match featured several dramatic momentum shifts before, of course, going to five sets.
Ultimately, after so long away from the game, the match ended in defeat. We do not yet know whether this may be the last time we see Murray on court, as he expressed doubts that his ongoing hip injury would allow him to bow out at Wimbledon later this year.
One of, if not the greatest British tennis player of all time.
We really, really hope to see you one last time at… https://t.co/ZU1ayF4liI
After an emotional post-match interview, which saw Murray once again choking back tears, a video was played to the stadium which showed tennis players thanking Murray for his contribution to the sport.
Let’s just say, we had a little something in our eye while watching it.
An amazing tennis player.
But an even better person.
Thank you, @andy_murray 👏