Roundup of tennis news including Murray and Cilic
Tennis News ‘Second Service’: Andy Murray ‘doesn’t deserve to be fired like Roger Federer’ as Marin Cilic ends retirement talk
Looking back on the big tennis news in our exclusive ‘Second Service’… Andy Murray doesn’t think he deserves a send off like Roger Federer as Marin Cilic stops talking about retirement, more more…
For starters, Andy Murray doesn’t think he “deserves” the kind of send-off that Roger Federer enjoyed at the Laver Cup when he finally retired.
Murray himself is nearing the end of his career, although he intends to continue playing for a few more years.
“I really don’t think about that at the moment,” Murray told Eurosport.
“I definitely won’t and don’t deserve to have a start like this. Roger deserved tonight and it was super special to have all those guys watching from the sidelines.
Read the full story here.
In other tennis news, Marin Cilic says he has no plans to follow former rival Roger Federer to retire from tennis anytime soon.
Cilic is now 33 years old and had a great career that included a US Open title. He also lost two other Grand Slam finals, both to Federer.
However, while his best days are certainly behind him, the Croatian says he has no plans to hang up his racket just yet.
“I love tennis, my wife always makes fun of me because I also watch it on TV every day,” he said at the Tel Aviv Open.
Read all about it here.
Moreover, Frances Tiafoe says he won’t apologize to Roger Federer for beating him in his last match, but he will accept one.
Tiafoe and partner Jack Sock defeated Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup to send the Swiss star into retirement after a loss.
“I want to see it lit, but I’m not going to apologize to him. He has a lot to apologize for after the last 24 years of beating everyone on the tour,” Tiafoe joked.
Read what else Tiafoe had to say here.
To conclude, Roger Federer defined tennis for a generation, but he couldn’t have done it alone, playing his part in a number of fierce rivalries at the highest level, so let’s recap them.
5. David Nalbandyan
2. Novak Djokovic
1. Raphael Nadal
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