“Today’s match and the loss at Wimbledon were disappointing and and frustrating for me, but then I also had my best wins in a while in Stuttgart. So a bit up and down, but a little bit of progress overall and I’ll try and keep that going through the hard-court summer.” Murray has not played singles in Washington since 2018, where he famously broke down sobbing on his bench after defeating Marius Copil at 3am in a three-set thriller.
In a documentary released a year later about his hip resurfacing surgery, the former world No 1 revealed that the hard-fought victory had actually made him consider retiring, as he withdrew from his next round the following day. “I feel like this is the end for me. I really want to keep going, but my body is telling me no,” he told the camera.