(Reuters) – Response within the tennis and sports activities world to Andy Murray’s announcement on Friday that this yr’s Australian Open could possibly be the British former world primary’s final skilled match:

The Red Tea Detox

Tennis – Wimbledon Preview – All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership, London, Britain – June 30, 2018 Britain’s Andy Murray throughout follow REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE BILLIE JEAN KING

“@andy_murray You’re a champion on and off the court docket. So sorry you can not retire by yourself phrases, however bear in mind to look to the longer term.

“Your best affect on the world could also be but to return. Your voice for equality will encourage future generations. A lot like to you & your loved ones.”

FORMER U.S. OPEN CHAMPION JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

“Andy, simply watched your convention. Please don’t cease making an attempt. Preserve preventing. I can think about your ache and disappointment. I hope you’ll be able to overcome this.

“You should retire by yourself phrases, at any time when that occurs. We love you @andy_murray and we need to see you content and doing properly.”

WORLD NUMBER 51 NICK KYRGIOS

“You’ll at all times be somebody that impacted the game in so many various methods, I do know this was by no means the best way you wished to exit, however hey it was a heck of a trip.

“You took me beneath your wing as quickly as I bought on tour, and to today you will have been somebody I actually simply stay up for seeing. You’re one loopy tennis participant, miles higher than me.

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“I simply need you to know that right now isn’t solely a tragic day for you and your workforce, it’s a tragic day for the game and for everybody you’ve had an affect on.”

BRITISH NUMBER ONE KYLE EDMUND

“For me he’s been my greatest function mannequin out of any tennis participant. He’s Britain’s best tennis participant ever and you could possibly say possibly Britain’s greatest sportsman ever.”

DOUBLES GREAT BOB BRYAN

“We’ll all without end bear in mind the mark he left on our sport… however I’ll additionally always remember the afternoon he carved out of his busy coaching schedule to assist elevate cash for our children basis. This man has a coronary heart of gold and can at all times be a legend in tennis and life.”

MURRAY’S FORMER COACH DARREN CAHILL

“Once you seek for examples of ‘emptied the bucket to be nearly as good as they could possibly be’ there must be an image of Andy Murray sitting beneath that quote.

“Outstanding self-discipline for coaching, competitors, sacrifice, perfection, just a little loopy however a legend of a bloke. Bravo Andy.”

MURRAY’S FORMER COACH DANIEL VALLVERDU IN RESPONSE TO CAHILL

“No matter you suppose ‘emptying the bucket’ means… occasions that by 5 and that’s who @andy_murray is. Thanks Andy – thanks for at all times being you. #1”

FORMER U.S. OPEN CHAMPION ANDY RODDICK

“If that is true, I tip my cap to @andy_murray! Absolute legend. Quick record of greatest tacticians in historical past. Unreal leads to a brutal period… Nothing however respect right here. I hope he can end robust and wholesome.

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“Simply considering out loud right here. He deserves his second to say goodbye at Wimbledon. He’s too essential to Nice Britain and Wimbledon historical past to not have it.”

FORMER WORLD NUMBER TWO MAGNUS NORMAN

“If true. Really feel right down to the bone for Andy Murray proper now. Wonderful participant, fighter, nr 1 and a number of GS champion. Deepest respect.”

FORMER GRAND SLAM DOUBLES CHAMPION PAM SHRIVER

“A male management voice that stands out and is excellent throughout a difficult time for gender points. Andy was in a position to attain #1 in the course of the Federer Nadal Djokovic period making it the period of the massive 4. My household is sending Andy all of the love and assist from Los Angeles. @JudyMurray”

FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE KIM CLIJSTERS

“My coronary heart breaks listening to @andy_murray throughout his press convention… Hope he’ll make it by to Wimbledon and have the farewell he deserves. #greatguy.”

WORLD NUMBER SIX KEVIN ANDERSON

“My ideas are with @andy_murray and I actually hope we proceed to see you preventing on court docket so you’ll be able to retire by yourself phrases. Get properly quickly… Tennis is healthier with you.”

U.S. DAVIS CUP TEAM CAPTAIN MARDY FISH

“The @andy_murray that I do know will completely make it to Wimbledon to play his closing match. Not many with extra coronary heart, effort within the historical past of the sport. Was at all times a pleasure to share the court docket pal.”

WORLD NUMBER 38 JOHN MILLMAN

“Andy will at all times be a titan of our sport. A hero of mine all through my profession. A real warrior at any time when he steps on the court docket.”

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FORMER U.S. OPEN CHAMPION SAMANTHA STOSUR

“He’s been a incredible participant, champion. I imply, he’s been an enormous advocate for girls’s tennis and ladies’s sport basically. I do know within the locker room at any time when we hear him kinda stick up for us, we’re like, ‘Yeah, go Andy!’”

RUSSIAN PLAYER KAREN KHACHANOV

“Actually unhappy to listen to that @andy_murray. You’re a true champion of our sport and nice instance for all of us! Keep robust.”

AUSTRALIAN PLAYER THANASI KOKKINAKIS

“You’re the person muzz.”

WORLD NUMBER 21 GRIGOR DIMITROV

“Tennis will come to an finish for us all however the friendships will final a lifetime. What you’ve executed for the game will stay on without end. I’m hoping for a robust and wholesome end for you, my pal! @andy_murray.”

FORMER WIMBLEDON DOUBLES CHAMPION VASEK POSPISIL

“So unhappy for @andy_murray. Palms down among the best guys on tour. A lot respect for him as an throughout athlete and individual. Hope his physique can get better. If not, he can be missed by all.”

SCOTTISH SNOOKER GREAT STEPHEN HENDRY

“Exhausting to learn that @andy_murray being compelled to retire due to harm, little doubt one among Scotland’s best ever sportsmen.”

DALLAS MAVERICKS FORWARD DIRK NOWITZKI

@andy_murray Legend!

GOLF WORLD NUMBER ONE JUSTIN ROSE

“What a profession @andy_murray preserve it going as everyone needs to observe you @Wimbledon in July mate. #GOAT.”

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Greg Stutchbury/John O’Brien

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