“Motivation and determination, that's what makes a true champion,“ and that's exactly what makes the person who said it, Sir Andy Murray, a legend. A person without whom the phrase, 'Four Horsemen of tennis' would be impossible.
A few days ago, the tennis world suffered a major blow when the great Andy Murray opened up about his retirement plans, which he indicated to be just after the ongoing Australian Open.
But, who knew that we would witness such a heroic comeback from the former World No.1. despite going down in the first two sets, as he managed to gather all his remaining will and win the next two.
Though he lost the match 4-6,4-6,7-6(5),7-6(4),6-1, he surely won our hearts by displaying his 'never give up attitude' on the court. “I believe you should give 100% on the court, and that's what I do,” is a statement given by the Scot, to which he fully complied to.
The resilience of Murray is what makes him one of the best players in the world. The patience and the consistency he showed after going two sets down, shows what a true sportsperson he is.
Today, not only Murray or his mom, or his team would've sobbed, but the whole world sighed collectively over what could possibly be an end of a true era. If this was his final goodbye, it surely was the best he could have given, as by the end of the match he was visibly in pain and was hobbling around on the court.
Although Murray lost eventually, his fans erupted on social media to show their affection and support towards the 3-time-Grand Slam Champion!January 14, 2019
Warrior til the end! pic.twitter.com/mYFuh4182A— misterchungonfire (@mrchungonfire) January 14, 2019
Andy Murray's place in the history of the sport will be painted in bright and bold colours.— Ekekwe, Kester E (@ekekwe_) January 14, 2019
Never have I ever seen a standing ovation be given to a player who ends up second best. Andy, you have given tennis so much. Happy retirement, Sir Andy Murray! ð— Ronald D. Sampson (@RDSampson_25) January 14, 2019
Heartbroken I could never see him when he was in Melbourne but you're a legend, Sir Murray â¤ï¸— Reena â¥ (@MendesinAction) January 14, 2019