Murray, Cameron Norrie and Liam Broady were all beaten within an hour-and-a-half of each other, leaving Katie Boulter as the last Brit standing at these Championships
Murray, 36, lost 7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Centre Court and when asked if he will return next year, the two-time Wimbledon champion said: ‘I don’t know.
Motivation is obviously a big thing. Continuing having early losses in tournaments like this doesn’t necessarily help with that.
‘It’s similar to last year. I had a long think about things, spoke to my family, decided to keep on going. I don’t plan to stop right now.
But this one will take a little while to get over.’
Murray only learned in his press conference that his cross-court backhand return at 4-4, 15-30 in the fourth set was in, not out. This turned into a crucial moment of the match and comes at a time when electronic line calling is set to take over tennis.
‘The 15-30 point, my return was in?’ Murray said before turning his attention to French umpire Aurelie Tourte. ‘It was right underneath the umpire’s nose.
‘They shouldn’t be missing that. If they’re unsure, they should let the player know. I assumed the umpire would have made the right call.
‘You can obviously argue it’s a mistake on my part. Ultimately the umpire made a poor call that’s right in front of her.’