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Boris Becker hints that Andy Murray should think about retirement after Wimbledon injury

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There was disappointment for world number one and home favourite Andy Murray after he crashed out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage earlier in the week.

The number one seed eventually succumbed to American Sam Querrey after five sets on Centre Court.

Murray was looking to defend his title at SW19, but his hopes were scuppered when a hip injury flared up midway through his quarter-final, leaving the 30-year-old Scot at a massive disadvantage.

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Murray fought on valiantly, but was unable to really challenge Querrey in the closing stages, as he limped around the court grimacing.

This was noticeable when he lost the two last sets 6-1, 6-1.

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Now, former three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has hinted that it may be time for Murray to think about retirement in a stunning revelation from the now pundit.

“Andy needs to be honest with himself. Age is only a number but you only have one body,” said Becker.

“With this injury, there are limitations to Andy’s movement.

“There are some players who depend more on their serve who can get quick points, but Andy relies on his speed and footwork, which are an integral part of his game.

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“If he can’t run, he can’t play. It looked bad for him on Wednesday but he probably does not know yet what is going to happen next.”

The severity of Murray's injury is yet to be revealed, with the world number yet to pull out of upcoming ATP Tour events in Montreal and Cincinnati.

However, there are massive doubts surrounding his involvement in those events with many expecting Murray to opt out as he considers his options going forward.

The Scot will have to look on like the rest of us on Sunday when Roger Federer and Marin Cilic battle it out for the Wimbledon trophy.

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Maria Sharapova
Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic
Boris Becker
Andy Murray
Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer

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