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Andy Murray was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in straight sets at the French Open in what could potentially be his last match at the tournament. Murray has been struggling with injuries and speculation is mounting that he may retire after the upcoming Paris Olympic Games and Wimbledon. This was Murray’s first appearance at Roland-Garros since 2020, and the draw had offered the possibility of an all-British second-round encounter against Cameron Norrie had he won against Wawrinka. However, Wawrinka dominated throughout the match, winning 6-4 6-4 6-2.

This was the 24th meeting between Murray and Wawrinka, both players having won three Grand Slam titles each. Wawrinka started the match strong, breaking Murray early on and maintaining his lead to take the first set after 53 minutes. Murray continued to struggle in the second set, falling further behind as Wawrinka sealed the deal with a cross-court backhand winner. Despite Murray’s efforts to resist, Wawrinka secured another break in the third set, leading to a comprehensive victory.

Wawrinka threatened to secure a bagel in the third set, but Murray managed to get on the board and show some resistance. However, Wawrinka ultimately closed out the match with another impressive backhand to secure a straight-sets win. The defeat marks another disappointing performance for Murray at Roland-Garros, and fans are left wondering if this could be his final appearance at the tournament.

Murray’s struggles on the court have been well-documented, with injuries hampering his performance in recent years. The loss to Wawrinka further adds to his challenges, as speculation about his retirement continues to grow. Despite the defeat, Murray showed resilience and fought hard against Wawrinka, but ultimately could not overcome the Swiss player’s dominance.

For fans who want to catch all the action at the 2024 French Open, they can watch every day of the tournament live and on-demand on discovery+. As Murray contemplates his future in the sport, his performance at Roland-Garros serves as a reminder of his enduring talent and determination, even in the face of adversity. Whether this is indeed his last appearance at the tournament remains to be seen, but Murray’s legacy in the world of tennis is undeniable.

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