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Andy Murray seeks motivation to return to tennis field

Andy Murray is not sure if he has played his final Wimbledon singles match but has no plans to retire just yet.

Murray was knocked out of the Grand Slam on Friday after a five-set epic against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The match started Thursday but was suspended late in the evening because of a local council curfew. Murray went into Friday with a two-sets-to-one lead but was unable to convert that into a spot in the third round.

Asked how confident he is that he will be back next year, Murray answered: “I don’t know. Yeah, 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. 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.”

But there were regrets. One crucial moment in the match came in the fourth set at 4-4 with Murray holding a 30-15 lead on Tsitsipas’ serve. In the next point, Murray hit a backhand passing shot past Tsitsipas, but the ball was called out. Replays later showed the ball to be in.

Murray only realized this error when he was asked postmatch why he didn’t challenge the call. Had he won that point, he would have forced two break points that could have given him a chance to serve for the match.


Source: ESPN

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