'Man is finished' - Andy Murray told to retire as Brit suffers another first-round exit at Marseille Open

'Man is finished' - Andy Murray told to retire as Brit suffers another first-round exit at Marseille Open

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 06/02/2024

- 17:10

Updated: 06/02/2024

- 17:58

The former Wimbledon champion suffered more heartache on Tuesday

Tennis fans have urged Andy Murray to retire after the former Wimbledon champion suffered another first-round exit.

The Brit has been knocked out of the Marseille Open 7-5, 6-4 by Tomas Machac on Tuesday, stretching his winless run to six matches.

Murray has previously admitted that 2024 could be his final season as a professional player, as form and injuries catch up with him.

He said last week that he is not yet ready to hang up his racket and doesn't believe he is tarnishing his legacy by still playing.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray has been urged to retire by tennis fans after his latest loss

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But the 36-year-old's latest defeat means he has exited in the first round of the last five tournaments he has entered.

And fans on social media have called for him to call it a day.

One X user savagely wrote: "Just f*****g retire you bum. While another wrote: "Andy Murray needs to retire, man is finished."

One fan believes Murray's injuries have taken over, writing: "Andy Murray should probably retire now, think these injuries have gotten the best of him."

Another wrote: "Time to pack it up, Andy Murray. It's been a fun and amazing ride while it lasted."

Some fans were less subtle, with one writing: "Pls go and retire abeg."

While one more posted: "Why is Andy Murray still playing tennis?"

One user is sad to see Murray play like he is, writing: "Andy Murray should pls retire why he is pulling all of us into his unfortunateness."

Murray hasn't won a singles match since the first round of the Swiss Indoors tournament last October.

He beat Germany's Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets on that occasion but it has been misery since for the former world No 1.

He exited that competition in the second round against Argentina's Tomas Martin Etcheverry.

Alex de Minaur got the better of Murray at the Paris Masters in October before he lost to Grigor Dimitrov at the Brisbane International on New Year's Day.


Andy Murray

Andy Murray lost to Czech star Tomas Machac on Tuesday

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Etcheverry conquered Murray again in the first round of the Australian Open, dumping him out in straight sets.

He won the first set against Benoit Paire at the Open Sud de France last week but lost the next two to exit at the first opportunity.

After that match, Murray bit back at a BBC journalist who claimed he was harming his legacy by continuing to play.

The 2012 US Open winner admitted he is struggling on the court but is not willing to quit just yet.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray was emotional following his Australian Open exit last month


Murray wrote on X: "Tarnishing my legacy? Do me a favour. I’m in a terrible moment right now I’ll give you that.

"Most people would quit and give up in my situation right now. But I’m not most people and my mind works differently.

"I won’t quit. I will keep fighting and working to produce the performances I know I’m capable of."

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