“When he decides it’s time,” Billie Jean King reaches out in support of Andy Murray as the internet storms with the legend’s retirement speculations

Tennis fans have recently been asking Andy Murray to retire on social media.


“When he decides it’s time,” Billie Jean King reaches out in support of Andy Murray as the internet storms with the legend’s retirement speculations

Billie Jean King (L), Andy Murray (R) (Sources: Imago)

British tennis star Andy Murray has been facing a lot of criticism lately due to his series of poor performances in the recent past. In the Australian Open, he lost to Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the very first round. He then went on to participate in the Montpellier and Marseille Opens and got eliminated in the first rounds of both as well. Amid all the trolls, tennis legend Billie Jean King has come in support of the Brit. 

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Most fans are of the opinion that Murray should retire from tennis already. He won three Grand Slam titles during his prime and was then compared to the Big 3. But a series of injuries plagued his career. Thus, many fans have seriously opined that he is probably not physically capable of continuing to play tennis and that he should instead retire. 

However, Billie Jean King came to his defense on X (formerly Twitter) and wrote that only Murray has the right to decide when he ends his career and the fans do not have a say in it. She also said that the Brit loves the sport, and that is the sole reason why he wants to continue playing, irrespective of the bad results. 

When should @andy_murray decide to end his incredible career? When he decides, it's time. Andy Murray loves tennis and should do what he wants when he wants to do it
King wrote on X

Andy Murray’s upcoming tournaments 

Murray’s recent losses to Benoit Paire in the Montpellier Open and Tomas Machac in the Marseille Open are great examples to show that things are not going well in his career at all. These are matches that he should have ideally won with ease. He lost to Machac in straight sets and to Paire despite winning the first set. 

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Andy Murray (GBR) during his first round match at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille
Andy Murray (GBR) during his first round match at the Open 13 Provence in Marseille (Via Imago)

He is most likely to take part in the Qatar Open and the Dubai Championship next before shifting his focus to the Indian Wells and the Miami Open, both of which are ATP 1000 events. Murray has recently confirmed that he will not be retiring anytime soon because he loves the game and believes that he is not performing up to his potential. The Brit must make a proper comeback by the end of this year and prove his haters wrong. 

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