It was painful to watch, but Andy Murray has finally made the heartbreaking but correct decision to finish playing tennis. Boy, will I miss him!
He hopes to try and carry on for another few months but I feel this is it really. Physical health has to come above everything else. Like he says, the pain is too much, he can't play how he wants to play, is no longer enjoying training or playing because of the pain.
I think anyone waiting for a hip or knee replacement would agree with him on that one.
Hopefully, once he stops playing, he can get a full hip replacement or an operation that would alleviate the worst of the pain.
Thanks Andy. You have fought hard, but sometimes, our bodies let us down and we just have to accept that. It is a shame your daughters won't get to see you play but at least you will have lots of videos and memories to share with them.
When the time comes, look forwards, not backwards and enjoy the next chapter of your life!