Andy Murray insists Wimbledon exit hasn’t shaken his confidence as he still believes he can compete and beat good players on the ATP Tour. On Wednesday, Murray suffered a second round loss at Wimbledon as big-serving American John Isner handed the three-time Grand Slam champion a 6-4 7-6 (4) 6-7 (3) 6-4.
Murray came to Wimbledon hoping to make his first big Grand Slam in years but unfortunately for him that didn’t happen. “Has my opinion changed based on tonight’s match? No,” Murray said, per Tennis365.
“I think most of the players on the tour would tell you that a match like that was won or lost based on a few points here and there. I didn’t play well enough on those points tonight. I certainly didn’t serve well enough at the beginning of the match, which I think is understandable.
Look, he’s a difficult opponent to play against. Tonight’s match, I don’t see why it should change that view really”.
Murray uncertain about his future
Murray, 35, put a big focus on this year’s Wimbledon as he believed it was his best shot at making another good Grand Slam result.
After his exit, Murray was asked about his future and he if would return to Wimbledon in 2023. “It depends on how I am physically. If physically I feel good, then we’ll try to keep playing,” Murray explained.
“But it’s extremely difficult with the problems I’ve had with my body in the last few years to make long-term predictions about how I’m going to be even in a few weeks’ time, never mind in a year’s time.
If physically I’m in a good place, yeah, I will continue to play. But it’s not easy to keep my body in optimal condition to compete at the highest level”. Murray will now likely take some time off and return to action during the North American hard court swing.