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Murray likely to have statue erected - Wimbledon

AFP  |  London 

Two-time champion is likely to be honoured with a statue at the historic venue, the All England Club's told the

The 31-year-old Scot -- who won the grasscourt in 2013 and 2016 -- announced last Friday retirement was on the cards due to a

He then choked back tears and broke down as he revealed he hoped to end his career at Wimbledon, but admitted which began Monday could be his last event because the constant pain was so bad.

Richard Lewis, of the All England Club, said Murray could well be honoured in the same manner as fellow Briton and multiple men's singles champion Perry.

Perry -- who won three successive titles from 1934-36 -- had a statue unveiled in 1984.

"We always felt that when Andy retired, that would be the appropriate time to recognise his extraordinary career," said Lewis.

"I am sure something like (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.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 16:30 IST