Andy Murray smacks racket against umpire’s chair in Dubai meltdown

Andy Murray lost his tempted at various points on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)

Andy Murray has confirmed that he is set for his final summer in tennis before retirement following his on-court meltdown in Dubai on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old lost his temper at various points in his 6-2 6-4 defeat to fifth-seed Ugo Humbert in the last 16 of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion and former world No.1, was seen smashing his racket against the umpire’s chair in anger during the match.

The British legend also screamed ‘I don’t have a clue what I’m doing’ at his coaching box and said that he was having ‘awful feelings on the tennis court’.

After the loss, world No.67 Murray once again opened up about plans for retirement and said: ‘Yeah, I mean, I’m likely not going to play past this summer.

‘I get asked about it after every single match that I play, every single tournament that I play. I’m bored of the question, to be honest.

‘Yeah, I’m not going to talk more about that between now and whenever the time comes for me to stop. But yeah, I don’t plan on playing much past this summer.’

Andy Murray hit the umpire's chair with his racket (Picture: Sky Sports)

Andy Murray hit the umpire’s chair with his racket (Picture: Sky Sports)

Murray has produced just two wins across eight matches this year and admitted after his first-round exit at the Australian Open that he was considering his future.

The three-time Grand Slam winner also appeared to mouth ‘this game’s not for me any more’ during his defeat to teenager Jakub Mensik in Qatar last week.

Speaking after his recent win over Denis Shapovalov, Murray said that he was finding it ‘harder and harder’ on the ATP Tour, that he doesn’t ‘have too long left’ before retirement and vowed to get back to his best in his ‘last few months’.


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