Andy Murray has announced his impending retirement, according to the Telegraph UK. Andy, a native of Scotland, began his professional Tennis career in 2005. His brother, Jamie, turned pro that same year. They faced rough times growing up. Their parents split up when they were young. Beyond that, they were survivors of the tragic Dunblane school massacre in 1996.

Their mother, Judy, became their tennis coach. In addition to tennis, Andy became a talented soccer player.

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He received interest from Rangers F.C., based in Glasgow, but he opted to focus on tennis. While both brothers found success in doubles tennis as professionals, Andy would truly shine as a single. Despite early disappointments, he has gone on to be considered one of the greatest players of the modern age.

Andy won a number of the world's biggest tournaments

Murray's breakthrough was in 2008. That year, he became the runner-up of the US Open, marking his first Grand Slam final.

In 2009, he won two Masters 1000 titles, in Miami and Montreal. Afterward, Murray became the No. 2 ranked player in the world.

A wrist injury ended his season early. But he started off 2010 as a finalist of the Australian Open. Further Masters 1000 championships and another Australian Open final followed and 2012 became another breakthrough year for him. That year, he became an Olympic gold and silver medalist and a US Open champion.

Perhaps the greatest highlight of Murray's career was in 2013.

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During that time, he became the first British man to win the Wimbledon single's title in nearly 80 years.

Murray has acquired three Grand Slam and 14 Masters 1000 titles and two Olympic gold medals. In 2016, he became the No. 1 ranked player in the world. That year, he was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Murray's personal life has also featured a number of high points. In 2015, he married Kim Sears at historic Dunblane Cathedral. Since then, they have welcomed two daughters.

Injuries have apparently cut his career short

Like many tennis players, Murray has suffered a series of injuries. Shortly after being ranked No. 1, he missed a month of playing due to an elbow injury. He would later injure his hip, ultimately requiring surgery. ESPN reports that Murray's hip is the deciding factor in his retirement.

Murray has stated that he hoped to play until this year's Wimbledon. However, he fears that he might not be able to play through the pain for that long.

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According to The Daily Telegraph, he may not play beyond the Australian Open.

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