Andy Murray expressed that he will continue to compete at Wimbledon next year and beyond. But fans will be happy to hear that the iconic British player hasn’t given up on competing for another Grand Slam on home soil. Earlier in the year, the player alluded to not competing anymore following his loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Murray also spoke about motivation and the difficulty of competing and pushing yourself at the highest level despite not seeing results. The comments came after a disappointing third-round exit in Wimbledon at the hands of Stefanos Tsitsipas. The two-time champion was sorely disappointed after his loss to the fifth seed and expressed his dejection to journalists during a post-match press conference.
Murray stated that with two disappointing performances in a row, and his time at the elite competitions in Tennis running out quickly, he was struggling with motivation and might not return to Wimbledon next year. But now he has come out and said he hopes this year wasn’t his last.
He said, “I don’t want to have played my last match at Wimbledon, I’m still planning on continuing. But you never know with my age. Another injury could be the end. You can’t predict it."
Carlos Alcaraz impressed me: Andy Murray
Murray is a fan of young star Carlos Alcaraz as he revealed in a recent interview. He also expressed that he took videos of Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic during the Wimbledon 2023 final from the side of the net. Murray said he has been impressed with Alcaraz for some time now and especially admires the young player’s speed of learning and rapid development.
Murray stated, “I learned a lot watching those two. Obviously, as the match went on I thought they both played better and better and you could almost see Alcaraz learning as the match was going on. It could have gone either way, to be honest – it was so tight. I ended up taking some videos of the guys, just focusing a bit more on one side of the net, looking at their return position and movement between shots. Also looking at times when, particularly Alcaraz, was looking to play aggressive and offensive tennis and how he was going about doing that.”