Zowat de gehele tenniswereld reageert geschokt op het afscheid van Andy Murray (ATP-230). “Mijn hart breekt”, stuurde o.a. Kim Clijsters via sociale media de wereld in.
My heart breaks listening to @andy_murray during his press conference… Hope he will make it through to Wimbledon and have the farewell he deserves . #greatguy
— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) 11 januari 2019
Juan Martin del Potro (ATP-5), die zelf lang out is geweest met een blessure, hoopt dan weer dat Murray zich bedenkt. “Blijf proberen, je verdient een pensioen in goede omstandigheden”, aldus de Argentijn.
Andy, just watched your conference. Please don’t stop trying. Keep fighting. I can imagine your pain and sadness. I hope you can overcome this. You deserve to retire on your own terms, whenever that happens. We love you @andy_murray and we want to see you happy and doing well.
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) 11 januari 2019
Gewezen kampioen Andy Roddick noemt Murray een “legende” en “een meestertacticus, één van de beste uit de geschiedenis”.
If this is true, I tip my cap to @andy_murray ! Absolute legend. Short list of best tacticians in history. Unreal results in a brutal era …… Nothing but respect here. I hope he can finish strong and healthy https://t.co/FZbwmvRC2r
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) 11 januari 2019
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Andy, I know you take me for a joker most of the time, but at least hear me out on this one old friend. You will always be someone that impacted the sport in so many different ways, I know this was never the way you wanted to go out, but hey it was a heck of a ride. You took me under your wing as soon as I got on tour, and to this day you have been someone I literally just look forward to seeing. You are one crazy tennis player, miles better than me, but I just want you to know that today isn’t only a sad day for you and your team, it’s a sad day for the sport and for everyone you’ve had an impact on. Which leaves me big fella.. these are a couple photos, that should make you smile and think, I was actually a little bit of a younger brother to you. Anyways, I just want you to know, and I’m sure you already do, everyone wants you to keep fighting and to keep being you. Goodluck at the Australian Open muzz, I’ll be behind you. #onelastdance
Tennis will come to an end for us all but the friendships will last a lifetime. What you’ve done for the sport will live on forever. I’m hoping for a strong and healthy finish for you, my friend! @andy_murray pic.twitter.com/Bcs0cdllJp
— Grigor Dimitrov (@GrigorDimitrov) 11 januari 2019
— Stanislas Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka) 11 januari 2019
Really sad to hear that @andy_murray You are a true champion of our sport and great example for all of us!Stay strong https://t.co/Bw8ZIF0QUM
— Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) 11 januari 2019
The @andy_murray that I know will absolutely make it to Wimbledon to play his final tournament. Not many with more heart, effort in the history of the game. Was always a pleasure to share the court pal.
— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) 11 januari 2019
My thoughts are with @andy_murray and I really hope we continue to see you fighting on court so you can retire on your own terms. Get well soon… Tennis is better with you. pic.twitter.com/0z1401hKXe
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) 11 januari 2019
So sad for @andy_murray . Hands down one of the best guys on tour. So much respect for him as an all around athlete and person. Hope his body can recover. If not, he will be missed by all.
— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) 11 januari 2019
The realest https://t.co/wy0Rh1gp9N
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) 11 januari 2019
— Donna Vekic (@DonnaVekic) 11 januari 2019
.@andy_murray You are a champion on and off the court. So sorry you cannot retire on your own terms, but remember to look to the future. Your greatest impact on the world may be yet to come. Your voice for equality will inspire future generations. Much love to you & your family. https://t.co/AQUOP3LGec
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) 11 januari 2019