Video shows Andy Murray's distraught reaction to finding out game-changing point was called wrong
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Andy Murray was left visibly upset and distraught after he was told that he missed a crucial opportunity to challenge a line call against opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Scotsman's Wimbledon challenge has ended before it properly started following a second round exit to fifth seed Stefanos Tsitipas.
Tsitsipas proved superior as Murray lost 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (2-7) 4-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 on Friday afternoon, just 7 years on from his last Wimbledon win.
Andy Murray had put all of his energy and effort on making a comeback in the competition, so to have been eliminated this early has left him feeling dejected and heartbroken.
Though his efforts were ultimately in vain, he demonstrated resilience and determination against his Greek opponent as the match stretched over two days.
There was a crucial moment in the game in the fourth set on Friday afternoon at 4-4 15-30 when a return from Murray was called out, but it actually turned out to be in.
If the 36-year-old made a line appeal, the point would have been overturned in a set that Tsitpas would vitally go on to win in a tie-break.
During his post-match press conference, a reporter told Murray about this moment and it looked to hurt the Scotsman even further.
Footage captured the moment which saw Murray grasp his hands together and bury his face beneath them.
He took a few seconds before saying: "That is obviously frustrating because I remember it.
"I think it was a backhand cross-field return very short and I probably would have won the point, so, yep."
That moment from press conference when they told him about that point at 15-30 that was actually in. Heartbreaking to see Andy like this 😢💔 pic.twitter.com/rzUSKqq6mo— Andy Murray Fan Club (@MagicMurrayFans) July 7, 2023
Murray didn't hide his frustrations in his post-match press conference, admitting that he did not know if he would actually return to Wimbledon again.
The Briton has won the tournament twice, in 2013 and 2016, though he has not reached the fourth round since 2017.
Upon being asked if he still had the same motivation to continue after several years of dealing with injuries, Murray answered: "I don't know. Motivation is obviously a big thing.
"Continuing having early losses in tournaments like this doesn't necessarily help with that.
"Losing in the second round, I don't find that motivating. It's not why I put all of the work in.
"It's similar to last year, I guess. I had a long think about things, spoke to my family, and decided to keep on going.
"I'm unbelievably disappointed and upset now. Maybe I will feel different in a few days but right now it doesn't feel good."