Is this for Andy? Gutted Murray admits this could be his LAST Wimbledon after the two-time SW19 champion suffered a disappointing second-round exit at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas
Andy Murray led a British exodus at Wimbledon yesterday before admitting he doesn’t know if he will return to SW19 next year.
Murray, Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady were beaten within an hour and a half of each other, leaving Katie Boulter as the last British standing at these championships.
Murray, 36, lost 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Center Court and when asked if he would return next year, the two-time Wimbledon champion said: “I don’t know
‘Motivation is obviously a big thing. Continuing to take early losses in tournaments like this doesn’t necessarily help with that.
‘It’s similar to last year. I thought about things a lot, talked to my family, decided to move on. I don’t plan to stop now.
Andy Murray has admitted that he is not sure if he will play at Wimbledon next year.
The 36-year-old retired in the second round after the loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas hugged Murray after the match, which could be his last at Wimbledon
But this one will take a bit of time to get over it.
Murray only learned in his press conference that his crossback backhand return at 4-4, 15-30 in the fourth set was in, not out. This became a pivotal moment in the match and comes at a time when electronic hotline calls are ready to take over tennis.
‘The 15-30 point, my return was in?’ Murray said before turning his attention to French referee Aurelie Tourte. He was right under the referee’s nose.
They shouldn’t miss that. If they are not sure, they should let the player know. I assumed that the referee would have made the correct decision.
‘Obviously you can argue that it’s a mistake on my part. Ultimately, the referee made a bad decision that is right in front of her.