Andy Murray MOCKED his Australian Open chances before retirement news ‘Closest I’ll get’

ANDY MURRAY joked about his chances of winning the Australian Open in a lighthearted Instagram post just days before confirming the news he is set to retire from tennis.

The 31-year-old tennis ace poked fun at the likelihood if him winning the Australian Open earlier this week before the 2019 tournament got underway. Sharing a picture of himself posing with the trophy with his 1.5 million Instagram followers, he quipped: “The closest I’ll ever get to the Aussie Open trophy.” Andy Murray added a laughing emoji and the hashtag: “#5timeloser.”

Following the two-time Wimbledon champion’s retirement news, fans took to the comments section to send him their best wishes ahead of the Australian Open.

“You have always shown determination and true grit on and off court,” one said. “A real model and my tennis idol.”

“Andy you are a great and magnificent champion, an example resilience, a warrior,” another said. “I hope you come back in good health during this year (Wimbledon) and more!”

“You are a true gladiator! Retire with the full respect of the world, champion,” a third wrote.

Yesterday, at his pre-tournament press conference, the Scottish sports star was overcome with emotion as he revealed he plans to retire after Wimbledon in the summer.

Speaking out about a hip injury, he admitted he wasn’t sure the pain would allow him to make it to the British tournament.


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