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Andy Murray waves to the crowds at Wimbledon
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Wimbledon 2024: Andy Murray given fitting tribute as he and brother Jamie exit in doubles

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Andy Murray and Jamie Murray are out of the 2024 Wimbledon men’s doubles draw after losing to Australian duo Rinky Hijikata and John Peers 7-6(6), 6-4.

Playing in their first Championships together, in what Andy has conceded will be his last, the Brits put in a strong performance in front on the emotional British fans but ultimately came short in the decisive moments.

Andy was invited to say a few words after a receiving a fitting tribute in front of a packed-out crowd, surrounded by some of the greats of the game including, Novak Djokovic, John McEnroe, Tim Henman and presented by Sue Barker.

“It was really special,” Murray said when talking about the opportunity to finally play with his brother at Wimbledon.

“We never got the chance to do it before and just the way things worked out this year there was a chance Jamie’s usual partner would be playing with Neal Skupski so he asked me and it was a bit of a race against time to get out here today.”

During an emotional interview, Murray reflected on some of his favourite memories at Wimbledon and gave thanks to all the people that helped him on the way.

Looking back at his title winning years at The Championships in 2013 and 2016, Murray discussed the different emotions on each occasion.

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“I did find it pretty stressful to be honest with you, it wasn’t easy (his first title in 2013). I had a great team around me supporting me through that, I had the crowd support, which made a huge difference.

“Playing at home is an advantage in all sports and I used it that day. Novak had an off day obviously. I didn’t actually enjoy it as much as I should have done, the whole thing was very stressful.

“2016 was different. I felt way less pressure and the enjoyment I got out of the win was totally different to 2013.

“I had an amazing evening that night with my friends and family properly. Of the Slams it was my favourite one (he won). I don’t remember much of that night, and I did actually vomit in the cab on the way home.”

Murray gave huge thanks to his team for all their work throughout the years and of course his family who were there every step of the way.

“I guess I speak on behalf of Jamie as well, but Mum and Dad have been amazing support – still today but when we were little – allowing us to go and pursue our dreams.

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“Jamie left home to train when he was 12 and then moved to Paris and I left to go to Spain and I know now having children I don’t like them going away for a day. We couldn’t have done it without their support. Thank you Mum and Dad.

“I better say something about my wife or I’ll be in trouble! We met when we were 18 years old – Kim’s Dad is a tennis coach and we met in New York and went out for dinner at the US Open.

“The first time she came to watch me was at the US Open and I vomited twice in that match – once right where she was sitting and she still seemed to like me so I knew she was a keeper after that.

“She’s been an amazing to support to me and my whole family – she’s the best Mum. Unfortunately, in a couple of months she’s going to have to see me every day. I’m looking forward to the rest of our lives.”

It’s been a tough journey for Murray across the past few months battling injuries and also wrestling with the decision on whether this could be his last year on tour.

“It’s been hard for all of us, the injuries have been tough – and quite significant – and we’ve worked extremely hard to be competing. Maybe not at the level that we would have wanted, but we tried.

“I would love to keep playing but I can’t. Physically it’s too tough. All the injuries haven’t been insignificant. I want to play forever, I love the sport. It’s given me so much. I don’t want to stop so it is hard.

Andy is still set to return later in the week after he announced yesterday that he would play mixed doubles with Emma Raducanu.

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