“Wouldn’t go and play there” Andy Murray takes a high road against Saudi Arabia and its human rights violations

During the pre-tournament press conference for Wimbledon 2022, Andy Murray said he wouldn't play in Saudi Arabia.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray, the two-time Wimbledon champion is hoping for a resurgence at his most successful Grand Slam. Murray made history in 2013 by becoming the first British winner of the men’s singles title since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon. Murray has faced numerous injuries including his most recent hip surgery which left him struggling with a comeback. Though he had played some good matches, the consistency was a problem for Murray until this month.

Murray started his grass-court season with a bang, reaching the final of the Stuttgart Open, where he lost to Matteo Berrettini, the previous year’s Wimbledon finalist. He also left Stuttgart with abdomen pain and consequently pulled out of Queen’s Club Championship, but the fans would be hoping that Murray is in good physical condition, because his grass game is still impeccable.

Also Read: “He’ll find a way to win” Pam Shriver backs Novak Djokovic to lift the Wimbledon title for the fourth time in a row

Andy Murray flat out refuses to play on tours in Saudi Arabia.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

With his contemporaries like Rafael Nadal who made a stunning comeback after injury to win Australian Open 2022, Murray would like to draw inspiration as the Brit gears up for a showdown in London. In the Wimbledon’s press conference before the beginning of the tournament, Murray was posed with an interesting question regarding the rise of Saudi Arabia in golf and whether he would consider playing in Saudi if they offered him money for some of their own tours(if they plan to begin their own).

Murray gave a very straightforward reply considering the crazy amount of human rights violations that take place in Saudi. He said, “They did. They put on an event in Saudi Arabia a few years ago and was offered to play there. I know a number of the other guys on the tour were offered to play there. I don’t think the player field that went was what they were hoping. Yeah, a lot of the, I would say, top players and bigger names turned it down. And I personally wouldn’t go and play there.”

Also Read: “Nothing but respect to him” Novak Djokovic shows immense class and lauds Rafael Nadal’s stupendous achievements in 2022

Also Read: “I have no more power to fight” Simona Halep reveals her arduous journey from being desolate to finding the strength to come back in 2022

Follow our page FirstSportz Tennis for the latest updates