Andy Murray gets honest on not expecting Roger Federer or Serena Williams treatment


Andy Murray gets honest on not expecting Roger Federer or Serena Williams treatment
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Andy Murray reveals he probably won't be announcing a farewell tour as he confesses that he doesn't believe that the Roger Federer or Serena Williams farewell treatment is possible for him. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, hinted at the start of the 2024 season that this year could be his last if his results aren't the best and he does not find competing enjoyable anymore. 

In 2022 August, Williams announced she would be ending her pro tennis career after the US Open. From that moment on, the whole attention was on Williams and her career-last tournament of the US Open. At Flushing Meadows that year, Williams made the third round and each of her three matches featured a sold-out crowd - even some US Open attendance records were broken.

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After the 2022 US Open, Federer announced that his astonishing career would be coming to a close at the Laver Cup in late September. In his last-ever pro match, Federer teamed up with Rafael Nadal for a doubles match. Before and during the Laver Cup, there was a massive interest and attention on Federer's retirement. 

Murray asked if he would announce a farewell tour  

"I don't know, to be honest, I probably wouldn't. As I get it more, like, in a like, when you're Roger Feder or Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams, or whatever like these. You know, everyone wants to see them one last time, probably not quite the same for me," Murray said on BBC 5 Live Sport.

In the same interview, Murray admitted he is unsure how many people would care if he decided to announce his farewell tour.

Meanwhile, Murray started his 2024 season this week at the Brisbane International. In Brisbane, Murray made a strong start against Grigor Dimitrov but failed to sustain the same level for the entire match as the Bulgarian came back to win 4-6 7-5 6-2. 

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Murray's focus now turns to the Australian Open, where he is a five-time finalist. Last year, Murray pulled two heroics win at the Australian Open before losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round.

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