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Andy Murray's career recognised with statue at Wimbledon

The former world number one hopes to bring the curtain down on his career later this year.

Honour: Murray's achievements are set to be commemorated.
Honour: Murray's achievements are set to be commemorated. SNS

Andy Murray's career will be recognised with a statue at Wimbledon.

Murray, who became the first British player in 77 years to win the men's singles title at the All England Club in 2013, is retiring from tennis this year due to continuing pain in his hip.

A bronze statue of three-time Wimbledon champion Fred Perry was unveiled at the club's grounds in 1984, and Murray's achievements are also set to be commemorated.

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All England club chief executive Richard Lewis told the BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "We always felt that when Andy retired, that would be the appropriate time to recognise his extraordinary career.

"I am sure something like that (a statue) will be done, but meanwhile down at the club he is seen as a highly-respected person both on and off the court.

"We are very fond of him and he is a great person to have around the club."

Murray beat Novak Djokovic to claim his first Wimbledon title in 2013 before winning the tournament for a second time three years later.

The former world number one hopes to bring the curtain down on his career at Wimbledon later this year.

He faces Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.

Andy Murray in numbers

Andy Murray was aged 3 when he started playing tennis

He has won 663 matches at tour level

But he's been on the losing side 190 times

Murray has 2 Wimbledon titles to his name, gained in 2013 and 2 Olympic gold medals around his neck from 2012 and 2016

17,300,000 television viewers in the UK tuned into watch Murray win the 2013 Wimbledon title

On his mantelpiece, there are 45 singles trophies

They helped him reach a high of number 1 in the world rankings

But ahead of the Australian Open, he is currently world number 230

Murray has stepped forward to serve 10,239 games during his career, with a win rate of 82%

He has faced 10,143 return games, breaking serve 32% of the time

Prize money worth more than £47,000,000 has made its way into Murray's bank account.

Compiled by Saul Sievwright

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