Former British tennis star Johanna Konta thinks Andy Murray will return for the 2023 season. Murray, 34, didn't want to play the Davis Cup Finals because he wanted to have a strong preseason ahead of 2022. Before the season started, Murray made it clear his goal for 2022 was to have a strong year and make notable results.
In his first tournament of the season, Murray suffered a shock first round loss to Facundo Bagnis at the Melbourne Summer Set. This week, Murray beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Australian Open first round before suffering a shock straight-set defeat to Taro Daniel.
After the Daniel loss, Murray was visibly frustrated.
Konta on Murray's futurue
“What we know of Andy is that he expects the best from himself. That’s regardless of what’s going on around," Konta told Eurosport.
“He knows himself, so it’s fair for him to do whatever he thinks is fair for him if that makes sense. From the outside, we’re just really happy to see him playing, we’re just really happy to see him out there, so long may that continue.
“It differs in lengths with how hard you take some losses and how long it takes you to recover from them. I think all of them do become easier in time, but obviously it depends how quickly you then move on to your next tournament, your next match.
“He’ll definitely be looking to improve on how he played and what he was doing out on court, and really trying to be better in the next match that he plays. “To be honest, I would think that we’ll still see Andy next year.
However, this conversation [about retirement] has been ongoing for a number of years now for obvious reasons. But I do think Andy Murray will keep playing while Andy Murray wants to keep playing”.