Andy Murray said that "a big cuddle" from his mum has eased his anguish as tributes flood in after his retirement revelation.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray announced plans on Friday to retire after this summer’s Wimbledon due to ongoing injury issues – but admitted he may stop after the Australian Open this month.
That tearful revelation has resulted in widespread support throughout his fellow tennis players and beyond.
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Johanna Konta, the British No 1, said: There have been so many examples of when he has stood up for us – not just for women’s tennis but women in general.
He has also been blessed with two daughters and I think he’s grown up with a really strong female role model with his mum and now his wife is also a strong character so he is surrounded by great, strong women.
He has put that through in the way he has voiced his opinions and the way he has tackled some questions and issues that have arisen and I think everybody has always been very appreciative of him.
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