Andy Murray Wimbledon 2021

Andy Murray fairytale Wimbledon comeback ended

The Andy Murray party is over for Wimbledon 2021 as the two-time former champion’s courageous run ended under the lights.

The former world No. 1 put up a true fight at The Championships this year to show the tennis world that he isn’t going anywhere, winning two tough encounters.

But, 10th seed Denis Shapovalov just had too much for Andy Murray as the young Canadian overcame the Brit in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in just over two and a half hours.

Murray was making his 13th career appearance at Wimbledon, having made the final three times and winning the tournament twice, in 2013 and 2016.

He reached world No. 1 for the first time on 7th November 2016 and held the position for 41 weeks, becoming the first British male world No. 1 since official rankings began.

Now 34 years old, the Brit has had a laborious struggle back to the tour since suffering a major hip injury in 2017.

With a current ranking of world No. 118, Murray required a wildcard into the tournament, taking full advantage to beat 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round before German qualifier Oscar Otte.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist is set to defend his London 2012 and Rio 2016 titles in Tokyo at the end of the month as he was selected for the Great Britain team in singles and doubles.