Andy Murray used to be unable to disguise his crushing disappointment after his painful second-round loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon and may want to no longer warranty he will play once more in the tournament.
After main through two units to one in a fit postponed on Thursday night time due to Wimbledon’s 11pm curfew, Murray conceded the last two units on Friday to Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, dropping 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.
“Ultimately this used to be an chance for me,” stated Murray. “I had a suitable hazard of having a suitable run for the first time in a lengthy time at a slam. I didn’t take it. Regardless of the surroundings and those things, it’s nonetheless very, very disappointing to be sitting right here proper now.”
Murray stated he had no immediately plans to retire however ought to now not be positive about his future. Asked how assured he is that he will return subsequent year, Murray said: “I don’t know. Motivation is of course a massive thing. Continuing having early losses in tournaments like this doesn’t always assist with that. Yeah, it’s comparable to I bet ultimate year. I had a lengthy assume about things, spoke to my family, determined to maintain on going. I don’t sketch to give up proper now. But, yeah, this one will take a little whilst to get over. Hopefully I locate the motivation once more to hold training, maintain pushing, attempt and maintain getting better.
“Obviously, you by no means understand how many possibilities you’re going to get to play here. The defeats possibly sense a bit tougher.”
As Murray was once defeated, the final British male gamers in the Wimbledon draw all fell round the identical time. As Cameron Norrie, the eleventh seed, misplaced 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) to Christopher Eubanks, Liam Broady’s run got here to an stop with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 defeat to the twenty sixth seed Denis Shapovalov.
Murray performed an terrific healthy to take the two units to one lead earlier than returning on Friday. He finally led 15-30 on Tsitsipas’ serve at 4-4, hanging a sharp, angled backhand return that was once known as out. Murray did now not venture the call, however Hawk-Eye later printed that the ball had been in. Afterwards, Murray stated that even though he likes the presence of linespeople on the court, he supports stay digital line calling to keep away from errant calls. “I assumed the umpire would have made the proper call,” stated Murray. “The linesperson I assume known as it out. The umpire known as it out. So, yeah, you can of course argue it’s a mistake on my part. Ultimately the umpire made a terrible name that’s proper in the front of her.”
During his post-match press conference, which used to be performed minutes after his defeat, the 36-year-old regarded shut to tears as he digested some other bitter, shut defeat in a principal tournament.
“I really can [beat pinnacle players],” stated Murray. “It’s clear based totally on how the suit went. I mean, there’s solely a few factors in it today. Like, it’s now not simply about prevailing the extraordinary in shape towards them really. To have a run at these tournaments, you want multiple, more than one wins in a row. Yeah, I’ve for sure no longer accomplished that.”