2017 Wimbledon Championships is now done and dusted with Roger Federer claiming his eighth men's singles title. Wherever a winner emerges, there are others who went out in defeat. So did Andy Murray, 2016 Wimbledon champion and the current world no. 1. With Rafael Nadal unable to reach the higher stages of the contest, Murray will survive at the top of the ranking for few more weeks. Losing to Sam Querrey in the quarterfinals and that hip injury emerging put Murray in a difficult position next. It's probably gonna be the end of his reign as the world no.

1, at least for this season. he could use some time off to focus on something other than tennis now that he and his wife Kim are expecting a second child in their lives.

This season is the worst compared to the previous one

Throughout the first part of 2017, Murray's struggle was obvious. His lack of success made a lot of people to question his current status. Then it came the French Open where Murray reached the semis when no one believed in his chances. That provided a good background for the upcoming grass court where Murray, unfortunately, failed to deliver. As uncertainty is looming over his next schedule, the thoughts are easily slipping away to that dream run from the second part of 2016.

Last year, while Djokovic's kingdom was on the verge of collapsing, the world saw Andy Murray surging. He was a runner-up in Cincinnati then it followed another Olympic gold medal. Reaching only the last eight stages at the US Open didn't seem to bother him. He went on winning two ATP 500 events ( Beijing and Vienna) and two Masters 1000 ( Shanghai and Paris), all that to eventually replace Djokovic as the world no.

1 player. But, this season is a totally different business as Murray must find a way to overcome the recent issues.

Murray remains one of the toughest stones in the block

Despite dealing with some obvious pains during his encounter with Sam Querrey, Andy Murray didn't throw in the towel. That was pure respect for the crowd and his opponent too.

Eventually, Querrey raced past Murray during the last two sets winning them by 6-1 6-1. It didn't matter, as Murray walked off the court as a hero.

Now, he might be forced to make a hard choice. In his thirties, Murray must treat every health issue properly. From a certain point on, the body won't heal as the same rate as in the past. it's another turning point of his career and the right decision here could extend his professional run for few more years.