Andy Murray Says He’ll Be Out for “Extended Period”

Andy Murray at the Brisbane International Brisbane International, Queensland Tennis Centre in December 2017
Andy Murray at the Brisbane International in December 2017. Photo by Mike Frey/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9304124d)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray announced on social media that he would be out for an “extended period” after suffering an ankle injury during the 2024 Miami Open.

Murray was eliminated in the third round of the tournament, suffering a 7-5, 5-7, 6-7 (5) loss to Tomas Machac on Sunday. During the third set, Murray rolled his ankle and was in obvious discomfort but decided to tough it out.

According to Murray, he will visit an ankle specialist once he returns to Great Britain in order to determine his next steps.

“Goes without saying this is a tough one to take and I’ll be out for an extended period. But I’ll be back with 1 hip and no ankle ligaments when the time is right,” Murray wrote on Instagram. 

This marks an unfortunate development for Murray, considering he might be playing his last season as a pro. After an appearance at the Dubai Tennis Championship in February, Murray hinted that will retire from tennis by saying that he doesn’t “have too long left”.

It is believed that Murray intends to compete at the 2024 Olympics in Paris before calling it quits. He is the only tennis player with consecutive Olympic gold in men’s singles, having won the tournaments in 2012 in London and in 2016 in Rio De Janeiro.