Original title: Murray: Federer will be the first to retire from the Big Four, revealing that he is most afraid of Safin in his life
Murray, the three-time Grand Slam and two-time Olympic men's singles champion, has always been upright and straightforward. The 33-year-old British player recently stated that Federer, who is 6 years older than himself, will be the first player among the Big Four to retire.
Murray and Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are collectively known as the "Big Four." However, Murray’s achievements are not small compared with the other three. In addition, his injury status and performance have declined significantly in recent years. Therefore, the title of "Big Four" is not very popular and not long enough. Most of the time, it is still used to exclude them, calling Fernard the "Big Three".
Federer and Nadal, who have 20 Grand Slams, are 39 and 34 years old this year, and Djokovic, who has 17 Grand Slams, are 33 years old. Federer will turn 40 next year. Players of this age have not retired and are still in the top 10 in the world. This is unimaginable in Sampras's era. It seems that there will be rumors and discussions about when Federer will retire after a while.
"Someone asked me who would retire first: Federer, Djokovic, Nadal or myself? I would say Federer. He is 39 years old. But who knows? For example, if something happens to my hips, There is nothing I can do.” Murray said in an exclusive interview with The Guardian recently.
Federer recently told a reporter from “Swiss Pictorial”, “I’m on the right track and I’m gradually recovering, but don’t put any pressure on yourself. Everything must be done slowly. I will only work when I am 100% healthy. Only then resumed the game. It seems that I can come back at the Australian Open in January next year."