Andy Murray knocked out of Rotterdam Open in tough defeat to Andrey Rublev

For Murray, he’s already made it clear that there is added pressure from critics every time he takes to the court.

“It’s not easy,” he said after his win over Haase. “Every time I lose a match I’m getting told to retire, that I should stop playing, that I’m finished and got nothing left or whatever and it’s sad and all of these things.

“It’s not easy. I feel like I’m playing for my career just now, each time I step on court, which is a motivation in some ways.

“But it also adds a bit of extra stress. There’s a bit of extra doubt there and on top of that I’m playing with a metal hip, which is hard. Trust me, it’s not easy.

“So it’s a big challenge for me just now and one that I’ll meet head on, but it’s not easy just now. The last few months have been a bit of a struggle.”

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