Jamie Murray says he hopes for a pain-free & # 39; life for brother Andy after he has stopped playing tennis
Jamie Murray would love to see his brother Andy on a tennis court, but his biggest hope is that the 31-year-old will be able to live without pain.
Andy would fly home on Wednesday if he decides whether he should fight for a farewell show at Wimbledon this summer or undergo a second, more serious, hip operation that can save or end his career.
Andy left behind in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday for his emotional loss of five sets to Roberto Bautista Agut that surgery was the most likely option, and Jamie seemed to confirm that.
Jamie Murray wants his brother Andy to enjoy a pain-free & # 39; life
The 32-year-old, who starts his double-action on Thursday, said: "He must clearly do his surgery, which is quite a big operation to get.
I just hope that whatever happens, he can return to normal life, be pain free and able to enjoy and not be in constant pain. If he can come back to play tennis, if that's what he wants to do, then I'm sure he'll give everything he can.
"I apparently have not been there every day to keep him going with what he has been through, because I'm still playing on the tour.
Andy has suggested that he needs more operations to relieve the pain he is currently in
"But I know clearly, operations, so many other things he has tried to do to come back and feel good. I can not imagine how much of a toll you would probably receive more than anything else. So it was a long way for him and I think he somehow just needed a final result. & # 39;
One of the signs that Monday was a special occasion was the presence in Jamie's box. The brothers rarely look at each other live because they find it too stressful, and Jamie did not seem to enjoy the experience.
& # 39; Actually, I was fine, & # 39; he said. & # 39; He received a great reception at the court, great atmosphere, especially when he broke back in the third set. He clearly fought very hard.
I knew how difficult it was for him because of the pain he was in and also the frustration that he could not play at the level he is used to or expect of himself. As he said on the field, if it's the last time he's playing here, it's a great way to go out and show everyone what a hunter is. & # 39;
Jamie found the montage on a large screen of Murray's fellow players a bit uncomfortable and said: It was a little strange, but I understand why tournaments do that because if he does not come back, they want him a Give shipment -off and show their appreciation for what he has done. & # 39;
Jamie (top left) said he wants his brother to return to a normal life when he stops playing tennis
Jamie selected their Davis Cup batters in Glasgow, especially the semi-final against Australia in 2015, as the highlights of a shared journey that began in the modest environment of the Dunblane tennis club.
He said: & # 39; It is an amazing story. We come from a small town in Scotland, up to 8,000 people. Our mother tried clearly to do what she could to create opportunities for us and for the other players, first at Dunblane and then at a more national level. Our parents have made incredible sacrifices for us.
But to continue to the top of the game and win grand slams from there, he did 11 grand slam finals, it's really incredible. Helping us to win Davis Cup for the first time in many years. I am sure that he will disappear as a legend in this sport. & # 39;
Jamie, meanwhile, Andy's frustration echoed over a failure by British tennis as a whole to take advantage of the Scot's success in terms of growing the game.
Jamie said: "My biggest concern was that one day he would stop, which apparently feels like it is probably accelerated, and you would look around the country and there would not be much to see.
& # 39; And if you go through the country, you probably see that. And that is sad, because how are you going to practice a sport if you can not do it if you have one of the biggest tennis stars in the last ten years and one of the most prominent athletes in Britain? & # 39;
Mother Judy was also the court on Monday night and she told newspaper reporters: "I'm just so proud of what he did there, given the inconvenience he is experiencing. I was just blown away by what he did and yet I should not do it. are blown away because he is just who he is.
I hope he finally realizes how loved and respected and appreciated he is. I think there was as much a tribute to his character as his tennis. This is amazing for every parent.
Whatever he decides, I'm right behind him, because the quality of life is enormous and he has two small children. He has to enjoy life in the long term, but you just get the feeling that something else is in him, that he is not ready to stop. & # 39;