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Retiring Andy Murray odds-on for lifetime achievement award

Andy Murray (credit: DAVID GRAY/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray has confirmed that he will call time on his glittering tennis career later this year, and although one more title appears to be beyond him the bookmakers believe he is a shoe-in for at least one prize in 2019.

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Murray, who has been plagued by a hip injury for almost two years, stunned reporters on Friday when he admitted during a tearful press conference that his career will come to an end in 2019.

The three-time Grand Slam winner and two-time Olympic gold medallist revealed he has set his sights on bowing out after one more Wimbledon appearance, but conceded the pain he suffers from his hip could prevent that from happening and force him to retire following the Australian Open, which gets underway on Monday.

Fans would love nothing more than to see Murray enjoy a fairytale farewell by adding one more title to the many he has racked up during his career, but the bookmakers do not fancy his chances of upstaging the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and the rest in his current condition.

However, Ladbrokes does expect him to add at least one more accolade to his CV in the form of the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement award, which will be presented to one British sportsman or woman at the Sports Personality of the Year ceremony in December.

Murray, who has won the Sports Personality of the Year award a record-setting three times himself, is 10/11 to leave the 2019 ceremony with a gong celebrating a career that has made him one of the greatest sporting stars Great Britain has ever produced.

“He’s won pretty much everything there is to win but it looks as though Sir Andy will claim this year’s Lifetime Achievement award from the BBC,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

“The two-time Wimbledon champion would love nothing more than to end his career on a high at the All England Club this summer, but an even bigger award may be just around the corner too.”

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10/11 Andy Murray to win 2019 BBC Lifetime Achievement award


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Retiring Andy Murray odds-on for lifetime achievement award

Andy Murray has confirmed that he will call time on his glittering tennis career later this year, and although one more title appears to be beyond him the bookmakers believe he is a shoe-in for at least one prize in 2019.

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