Being able to retire on his own terms is the least Andy Murray deserves, says Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund has backed Andy Murray to make an impact on his return to tennis, adding that he hopes it allows him to end his career on his own terms.
Murray has barely played for two years after succumbing to a hip injury whilst world number one back in 2016, and appeared to be on the verge of retirement when he tearfully admitted his attempted rehabilitation had failed at the start of this year.
However, he has since undergone hip resurfacing surgery and declared himself pain-free, and is scheduled to make his return to competitive action at Queen’s this week before finalising his Wimbledon plans.
And, according to current British number one Edmund, quitting on his own terms is the very least Andy Murray deserves.
“100 per cent everyone will want to see him at Queen’s,” Edmund told the Evening Standard.
“He is a big name and he has been a big name for so long. There will be a lot of anticipation and I do not know how he is or how he is playing.
“He’s playing doubles which I think is him breaking himself back in.
“He deserves to get another game and to go out playing. Everyone wants to stop on a high. He deserves that.”
Edmund is due to play rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas in a tough first round at this year’s Queens Club Fever Tree Championships where he’ll be hoping to kick start his grass court season. Tsitsipas has come to London off the back of a disappointing loss in the first round at the Libema Open in the Netherlands.
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