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Andy Murray admits he cannot expect ‘perfect end’ to tennis career

Andy Murray admits he cannot see any kind of ‘perfect end’ for his tennis career.

It has been an unprecedented year for high-profile tennis retirements with Roger Federer and Serena Williams bringing down the curtain on their incredible careers in recent months.

Ash Barty also walked away from the game after winning the Australian Open, and former world number four Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has retired as well.

Andy Murray may get a front-row seat for another retirement this week, as he plays Gilles Simon on Paris. Simon will retire after the tournament, meaning Murray could be his final opponent.

This year has left many of tennis’ stars confronting the realisation that there are fewer days ahead in their careers than there are behind, and Murray is certainly not imune to that,

“I’m aware that I’m not going to be able to play forever,” Murray told Eurosport. “I know that. From this year, the way people finish is different for everyone. It’s very rare that you get a perfect ending.

“Serena had a good run at the US Open, played well and had some great results. Roger finished on the same side of the net as his biggest rival for Team Europe. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finishing in France and Gilles also finishing in France in front of a great atmosphere.

“So there are all different ways of doing it and there is no right way, there is no wrong way and there is no perfect way to finish, and it is just what feels right for you. Who knows when that will be [for me].”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.