Andy Murray is not sure he will come back to compete in the North American hard-court season, where he would be committed to play in Montreal, Cincinnati and US Open. 'Now I’ll sit down with my team and look at the next step, look a little bit longer term,' the British player said.
'The US Open’s, I don’t know, six, seven weeks away maybe, something like that. You know, sit down with my team tomorrow and come up with a plan for what I have to do next. This year has obviously been frustrating at times.
It’s not been the easiest. But, you know, I’ll want to obviously come back and try and compete for majors. Yeah, that’s what I’ll try and do.' He tried until the end: 'I knew I wasn’t going to do any major damage (to my hip) by playing.
So obviously wanted to try, if possible, find a way at the end. Obviously it wasn’t the case. Sam served great. The end of the fourth set and fifth set, felt like he hardly missed any first serves. He was acing me pretty much every time.
I wasn’t getting enough power on my serve to put him in any bother there. So he was dictating all of the points.' He was aware that his physical condition was not ideal, and that's obviously not a secret as he seemed painful during practice sessions.
'The whole tournament I’ve been a little bit sore. But I tried my best right to the end. You know, gave everything I had. I’m proud about that. But it’s obviously disappointing to lose at Wimbledon.
There’s obviously an opportunity there. So I’m sad that it’s over.' Murray will still be the world no. 1 after Wimbledon as both Djokovic and Nadal lost, but he knows that he will drop sooner or later: 'It was going to happen at some stage.
I don’t think anyone has ever stayed at No1 their whole career. It always comes to an end. I haven’t played well enough this year to deserve to stay there for much longer. If it doesn’t happen by the end of this tournament, it will happen by the end of the US Open,' he said when Djokovic's match didn't start yet. 'That’s fine.
Obviously I would rather be ranked no.1 than 2, 3 or 4. I go away now and try and find a way to get back there. Hopefully I can do that.' ALSO READ: Andy Murray: 'In 2005 Wimbledon before matches I ate pizza'