Chris Evert has perfect two-word response to Andy Murray's celebration

Andy Murray had something to celebrate recently and Chris Evert had the perfect reaction.
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Andy Murray might be close to retirement, though that decision is his to make when he is ready. He is not playing like someone who has a chance to win a title ever again. He will even admit to that. This week, Murray was bounced out of the Geneva Open in round one in straight sets by Yannick Hanfmann. Hanfmann is not a bad player but at the end of his career, no one will remember him the way most will Murray.

That is because Murray is more than just a successful player on the court. He transcends the sport by being outspoken with his views and somehow seemingly well-liked by just about everyone. He has been a great ambassador for the sport and he will likely continue to be so when he is done. Whenever that is.

But Murray had another reason to celebrate over the last week. The Scot had a birthday on May 15 when he turned 37 years old. Whether he won a tennis match close to the date is immaterial. Murray should have reflected on his career and smiled. He has earned that.

Chris Evert has a perfect response to Andy Murray's birthday

Another player who has a reason to smile about what they have done for tennis is Chris Evert. Like Murray, Evert has been an amazing tennis ambassador and appears to handle every part of her life with class. This is why the WTA likes her to give away the trophy at the end of the WTA Finals. Evert was as good of a player as anyone she would hand the trophy to, but she does not act as if she is better than the situation.

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Neither would Andy Murray. This is likely why there is mutual respect between the two greats.

When the ATP Challenger Tour X/Twitter handle posted a video of people, including Stan Wawrinka, singing "Happy Birthday" to Murray and giving him a cake, Evert responded. She said simply, "Love him!" Of course, Evert was speaking for most tennis fans when she wrote that.

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