Murray Plans To Play Challengers To Regain Lost Form After Sixth Consecutive Loss

Murray Plans To Play Challengers To Regain Lost Form After Sixth Consecutive Loss

by Zachary Wimer

Andy Murray is not having a very good 2024 season so far, as the British player is still winless, and his plans might shift to ATP Challengers.

Murray played several matches this year and lost all of them. He didn't exactly play the best of the best, which makes his losses even worse on paper. Let's take a look at all of them.

All of Andy Murray's Tour-level matches in 2024:

Opponent Result
Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Tomas Martin Etcheverry 4-6, 2-6, 2-6
Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-7(5), 3-6
Tomas Machac 5-7, 4-6

All of these matches were winnable for Murray, and in some, he was competitive, but it's clear that he was never really close to winning any of them. The final two losses were particularly bad, but even more than the losses is the level he's producing. It's not the level that would justify him playing regularly anymore.

He always maintained that he'd stick around as long as he felt competitive, but he couldn't really compete recently. Even so, Murray doesn't plan to give up, which isn't a huge surprise. If he had given up easily, he would have never returned to tennis. So what's the plan?

Well, same as before - play tennis. To find his tennis, though, Murray might opt to play some challengers. There are various ways he can go about it, but what is clear is that he's not going to give up. He was pretty clear about that in a talk with ESPN recently.

"I'm not going to give up. I will continue to struggle to be at the level I know I can be. The easiest thing for me would have been to leave my career. But I continue because I love the game, I love to train."

"At the moment, without a doubt, it is not easy to compete. But what is happening now does not affect my career. No number of defeats will change what I achieved when I was in shape and with two hips. But when you can't win, you also lose confidence."


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