Andy Murray makes shocking retirement admission in loss to teenager

Andy Murray recently admitted he was considering retirement (Picture: Getty)

Andy Murray appeared to mouth ‘this game’s not for me any more’ during the second set of his defeat to teenager Jakub Mensik at the Qatar Open.

The comment has sparked fresh rumours over Murray’s retirement – with some accusing the British legend of tarnishing his legacy with his recent results.

Murray has lost eight of his last 10 matches and admitted after his first-round exit at the Australian Open last month that he was considering his future in tennis.

Since then, Murray has appeared to soften his stance, insisting that he will continue for as long as possible because of his ‘love’ for playing and training.

Murray, who plays with a metal hip at the age of 36, produced his first win of the season in Doha on Tuesday, defeating world No.75 Alexandre Muller.

But he was unable to repeat his 2023 performance at the Qatar Open – in which he reached the final – as he crashed out in the second round to world No. 116 Mensik.

Three-time Grand Slam champion and former world No.1 Murray turned to his coaching corner during the second set against the 18-year-old and appeared to mouth: ‘This game is not for me any more.’

In the third set, Murray seemed to feel dizzy and rolled his ankle while making a return, lying on the ground for some time before his opponent helped him up.

Murray was then left furious after suffering a break, yelling ‘bull****’ without receiving a warning from the umpire.

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Andy Murray escaped a warning for yelling ‘bull****’ (Picture: Getty)

Mensik, speaking after his 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4) win over world No.50 Murray, said: ‘When I was young, I watched him on TV winning two times Wimbledon.

‘It’s unbelievable at this age he can still compete with the best players in the world.’


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