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Wimbledon Chief Executive Confirms Plans to Build a Statue of Andy Murray

Wimbledon Chief Executive Confirms Plans to Build a Statue of Andy Murray

Andy Murray‘s stellar career is set to be honoured in the shape of a statue at Wimbledon, as the Scot looks increasingly likely to hang up the racket for good in 2019.

Murray has been plagued by a troublesome hip injury for several years now and, despite surgery, is still unable to reach the world class standards he’s set for himself over the last decade or so.

Preparing for the Australian Open, Murray broken down in tears earlier this week whilst talking to the press, and admitted he wanted to bring the curtain down on his career after one last crack at Wimbledon this summer.

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But even if his body doesn’t hold out until then, Murray will definitely be handed the permanent tribute he deserves at SW19, after winning the men’s tournament in 2013 and 2016.

Speaking to BBC 5Live’s Sportsweek, via STV Sport, All England club chief executive Richard Lewis said: “We always felt that when Andy retired, that would be the appropriate time to recognise his extraordinary career.

“I am sure something like that (a statue) will be done, but meanwhile down at the club he is seen as a highly-respected person both on and off the court.

“We are very fond of him and he is a great person to have around the club.”

A bronze statue of three-time Wimbledon champion Fred Perry was unveiled at the club’s grounds in 1984, and surely Murray has done enough to be considered one of Britain’s all-time greats, right?

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