Andy Murray has no plans to retire despite earliest Wimbledon exit

The 2-time champion, 35, struggled to tame the enormous American’s serve within the second spherical defeat

Andy Murray plans to be again at Wimbledon subsequent yr regardless of struggling a second-round defeat to John Isner on Wednesday — his earliest-ever loss on the All England Membership.

The 2-time champion, 35, struggled to tame the enormous American’s serve, failing to interrupt as soon as within the match on Centre Courtroom and happening 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (3/7), 6-4.

The British star has a stellar file at his dwelling Grand Slam, profitable the trophy in 2013 and 2016 — his earlier earliest exits got here within the third spherical in 2005 and 2021.

However the 52nd-ranked Scot mentioned he had no plans to hold up his racquet and was in higher form than final yr.

“My sport was actually in a greater place,” he mentioned. “Bodily I felt good, barring the form of 10 days post-Stuttgart (earlier this month), which was irritating.

“I may have had a very good run right here. One of many explanation why enhancing your rating and making an attempt to get seeded is necessary, keep away from taking part in prime gamers and harmful guys like that early in tournaments.”

Murray mentioned his future plans would rely on how his physique holds up.

Murray had been dogged by a listing of accidents in recent times, present process two hip operations.

“If bodily I’m in a very good place, yeah, I’ll proceed to play,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless it’s not simple to maintain my physique in optimum situation to compete on the highest stage.”

The previous world primary appeared to be heading out in straight units in opposition to Isner however clawed his method again into the competition by taking the third-set tie-break, celebrating wildly in entrance of his passionate followers.

However, crucially, he was damaged within the fifth sport of the fourth set by the twentieth seed, leaving him with an infinite uphill process.

Isner, 37, made no mistake, firing down one other barrage of aces to come back out on prime for the primary time in 9 conferences between the pair.

The 2018 semifinalist unleashed 36 aces and 82 winners in complete.

“I’m most undoubtedly not a greater tennis participant than Andy Murray,” mentioned Isner, gracious in victory. “I may need been slightly bit higher than him immediately.”

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