Andy Murray has been hitting the headlines this week with his announcement that he will be retiring from tennis this year, hopefully after Wimbledon due to his struggles with a hip injury.
The former world and British number 1 was visibly emotional when announcing the news at the press conference before the Australian Open, and it saw reaction flooding in on social media for the Scottish star.
Whilst often a marmite character, Andy Murray has undoubtedly dragged British tennis out of the dark ages, and delivered some of the best tennis that we have seen in recent history.
Murray was the first British male to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936, when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final in 2013, before going on to win the tournament again in 2016.
This propelled Murray into the heart of many British tennis fans, but there were still a few who were sceptical of Murray because of his Scottish alliance.
Tennis TV created a montage video on YouTube in dedication to the British star, and compiled a list of all his greatest shots, points and victories, and it certainly proves what a heavyweight player Andy Murray was in his prime.
The video shows some of Murray’s stunning memories from down the years, and it goes to show just how much British tennis will miss Murray.
Defeat in the Australian Open to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut leaves Murray on the brink of retirement.
The match lasted five sets and you could see Murray visibly struggle towards the end, but remained positive in his pursuit of playing again.
“Maybe I’ll see you again. I’ll do everything possible to try. If I want to go again, I’ll need to have a big operation where there are no guarantees I will be able to come back. I will give it my best shot,” said Murray after the defeat.
Whether we see Andy Murray on the tennis court again remains to be seen, but sit back and enjoy the highlights of what has been one of the very best careers in recent tennis history.