Andy Murray ‘doesn’t know’ if he will be at Wimbledon next year
Andy Murray has refused to commit to playing at Wimbledon next year, following his ‘disappointing’ defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Murray lead by two-sets-to-one when the match was called to a halt last night, before being pegged back to lose, 6(3)-7 7-6(2) 6-4 6(3)-7 4-6.
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The three-time Grand Slam champion was asked by press about whether he would be back at SW19 next year, “I don’t know. Motivation is obviously a big thing. Continuing having early losses in tournaments like this don’t necessarily help with that. Yeah, it’s similar to I guess last year. I had a long think about things, spoke to my family, decided to keep on going.”
Murray continued, “I don’t plan to stop right now. But, yeah, this one will take a little while to get over. Hopefully find the motivation again to keep training, keep pushing, try and keep getting better.
“I’m obviously very disappointed right now. You never know how many opportunities you’re going to get to play here. The defeats maybe feel a bit tougher, but to be honest every year that Wimbledon hasn’t gone how I’d like, it’s been hard.”
Due to the curfew of 11pm the match was prevented from being completed under the roof yesterday evening, and Murray suggested that the change of conditions did have an impact.
“I mean, it does change. It’s different playing indoors/outdoors it’s not the same conditions,” explained Murray. “You never know what would’ve happened. The same result could’ve happened. We knew we’d only be playing til curfew.”
He added, “I certainly could’ve beaten him today or yesterday. This year I had a great win over [Matteo] Berrettini who was a top player. He’s obviously had his injuries. But I certainly can, it’s clear based on how the match went. But it’s not just about winning the odd match.”
Murray’s next scheduled tournament is at the ATP 500 event in Washington, as he begins his US hard court swing in preparation for the final major of the year.
Andy Murray at Wimbledon
Ten years ago Murray famously ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a home men’s singles champion, and went onto win the title again in 2016.
However, the British No.3 has fallen to his two worst performances at the grass major in 2022 and 2023.
Here is his record at Wimbledon over the years:
Win-loss record: 60-12 (83%)
2005 – Third Round
2006 – Fourth Round
2008 – Quarter-final
2009 – Semi-final
2010 – Semi-final
2011 – Semi-final
2012 – Final
2013 – Champion
2014 – Quarter-final
2015 – Semi-final
2016 – Champion
2017 – Quarter-final
2021 – Third Round
2022 – Second Round
2023 – Second Round
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