Tomas Berdych wrote Andy Murray off for 2022, saying that his best days are simply behind him at the moment.
Murray’s career has been riddled with injuries since 2017. He has had two major hip surgeries in that time, and hasn’t been the same since. The last five years haven’t been kind to him, but he hasn’t considered retiring at all
The 34-year-old’s passion for the game is clear, and he has expressed his interest to continue playing. However, is success and titles are what he is seeking, the former World No. 4 remains unconvinced.
Berdych wrote Murray off for 2022, and said that him winning Grand Slams and the like might be a pipe dream at this moment in time.
“I know him well. We’ve played each other throughout my whole career so if this is what makes him happy, satisfied, then he should keep going,” he said, as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“That’s an advantage of tennis because these kind of career decisions only really belong to you. Whatever you feel and whatever you want to do, you do it. Everybody gets their choice and if he feels good, it’s perfect.”
“He knows chasing a Grand Slam title is not possible now, and making more money is not an issue for him, so it’s just the pure love of the sport and if he feels the level he’s at right now is enough for him then keep on playing, why not?” he continued.
“I would probably be playing myself if my hip and lower back problems didn’t bother me and I had a solution to it.”