Former world No. 1 Andy Murray revealed that watching Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" prompted him to delete his Twitter and Instagram. Murray, who has had a rough few months as many have been calling for him to retire, recently deleted his accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
But the messages he has been getting only weren't the reason why the Scot decided to get away from the social media. In The Social Dilemma documentary, former employees by leading social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram described how every step on the internet is being tracked.
"I don’t have Twitter on my phone and I deleted Instagram last week,” Murray said, as per The Telegraph. “Not because of that [the retirement comments]. You see those things on Instagram and social media if you’re on it, obviously, and if you have the app on your phone.
“But I’d watched a while ago that Social Dilemma movie. "I thought it was brilliant and then a couple of days after my match last week, I watched an interview with all the people that were responsible for making that and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m done.'
Murray won his first ATP match of the season
On Monday, three-time Grand Slam champion Murray recovered from a set down to beat Robin Haase in the Rotterdam first round and claim his first Tour win since August 2020.
"It’s not easy. I feel like I’m playing for my career just now, each time I step on court, which is a motivation in some ways," Murray said. “But it also adds a bit of extra stress. There’s a bit of extra doubt there and on top of that I’m playing with a metal hip, which is hard.
Trust me, it’s not easy. “So it’s a big challenge for me just now and one that I’ll meet head on, but it’s not easy just now. The last few months have been a bit of a struggle”.