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Andy Murray Shares How His 5-Year-Old Daughter Talked Him Out Of Retirement

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Andy Murray who has his goal set to win his third Olympic medal at the Tokyo games was thinking of retiring after he lost Wimbledon. It was his five-year-old daughter Sophia who boosted his morale and pushed him to keep trying.

While speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Murray said, “I was very disappointed after Wimbledon. With each major tournament that passes… and when you’re getting asked questions a lot it’s always about my future and stuff, so naturally, from that and the fact I’d not performed as well as I’d like to, you question things and doubt yourself a little bit.”

But when he reached home after losing the day, his daughter made him see why he should decide otherwise.

He said, “When I got home the day after my match my daughter said to me ‘Daddy, you’re home because you lost another tennis match’ and I said to her, ‘yeah I did, what do you do if you lose?’ and she said ‘you try and try again’.”

“And I was like yeah, that’s what I want to do. I want to keep playing because I enjoy it and think I can still play at a high level,” he added.

Andy Murray said that even the last few months have been difficult for him due to injuries, currently, he feels the healthiest he has been in the longest period. He said that he hopes his good health stays by the end of the year.

The tennis player from Scotland is confident that he will win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics. As a starter to his third Olympic games, he is going to face Felix Augur Aliassime in a singles match and will team up with Joe Salisbury for a doubles match against the world’s best pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicholas Mahut.

He said, “I know this could be the last one. So, I want to go out there and leave everything out on the court and fight for every single point because that’s all you can do.”

Feature Image Credit: OK! Magazine

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