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Furious Andy Murray blasts journalist over ‘tarnishing legacy’ claim


Andy Murray has hit out at a BBC reporter for suggesting he’s ‘tarnishing’ his legacy and insists he isn’t thinking about retiring just yet.

The Scot’s poor start to the 2024 season has sparked questions about his future in the game but took issue with the article which suggested his legacy was at risk of being damaged as a result of this.


Murray crashed out of the Australian Open in the first roundCredit: Getty

BBC reporter Kheredine Idessane posted on X: “It’s been an incredible journey by a remarkable man.

“And such a privilege to bear witness to large parts of it. All good things come to an end, of course. So when should @andy_murray call time on his extraordinary career?”

In response to the reporter on X, formerly known as Twitter, Murray fired back: “Tarnishing my legacy?

“Do me a favour. I’m in a terrible moment right now I’ll give you that.

“Most people would quit and give up in my situation right now. But I’m not most people and my mind works differently.

“I won’t quit. I will keep fighting and working to produce the performances I know I’m capable of.”

Murray has had a tough time in recent weeks and has yet to win a match this year.

He crashed out of the Australian Open at the first round and was beaten by Benoit Paire in the opening round of the Open Sud de France on Monday.

Murray was furious with a BBC reporter


Murray was furious with a BBC reporterCredit: AFP

After such a disappointing defeat in Melbourne to Tomas Martin Etcheverry, Murray candidly admitted that it could be his final Australian Open.

“I have an idea of what I would probably like to finish playing. So much of that depends on how you’re playing,” he said.

“The time frame for that narrows when you play and have results like today.”

Murray has enjoyed a stellar career, winning three Grand Slam titles, two of them at Wimbledon.

He played a key role in Great Britain’s Davis Cup triumph in 2015 and won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the men’s singles competition in 2012 and 2016.

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