Just hours after breaking down while announcing his retirement, Andy Murray was back to his cheeky best.
But he hasn’t let the devastation affect his social media game.
On Friday night, Stan Wawrinka posted a peculiar pic on social media showing himself talking with his hitting partner, who was holding up two fingers with a small gap in between.
“Caption this,” Wawrinka wrote.
His hitting partner would undoubtedly have been talking about how close a ball was to being in or out, but Murray saw it differently.
“It was this small when you got out the cryotherapy chamber,” he replied.
Today may have been rough but Andy Murray still got jokes 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Y8Hm60weFH
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) January 11, 2019
absolute legend of the game all the way to the very end😂 pic.twitter.com/53qCkOPmhJ
— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) January 11, 2019
‘I’ve been in a lot of pain’
Britain’s only men’s singles champion in more than 80 years intends to play in the season-opening major at Melbourne Park and hopes to bid farewell to his legion of fans at The All England Club in July.
But after slipping to No.230 after last year’s hip surgery, the former world No.1 said there was a chance he wouldn’t make it beyond the Open starting on Monday.
“I’m not feeling good. I’ve obviously been struggling for a long time,” the 31-year-old said.
“I’ve been in a lot of pain for probably about 20 months now.
“I can still play to a level, (although) not a level that I’m happy playing at. But it’s not just that – the pain is too much really.
“I don’t want to continue playing that way. I’ve tried pretty much everything to get it right and that hasn’t worked.”