Andy Murray has confirmed he will likely retire from tennis this summer.

The former world number one has been continually quizzed on his future plans in the sport after a difficult period on the court.

However, the two-time Wimbledon winner previously batted away suggestions he would quit the sport.

Now, though - after defeat to  Ugo Humbert in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Murray has admitted he likely won't compete much beyond the summer.

Murray explained: “I’m likely not going to play past this summer.

“I get asked about it after every single match that I play, every single tournament that I play. I’m bored of the question, to be honest.

“I’m not going to talk more about that between now and whenever the time comes for me to stop. But, yes, I don’t plan on playing much past this summer.”

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Murray had beaten Denis Shapovalov in the first round in Dubai but lost in straight sets to Humbert on Wednesday.

Murray has not won more than a single match at any tournament since August and, after beating Shapovalov, the Scot talked about trying to do his best “these last few months”.

Murray has said previously he has an idea of when he would like to bow out, and he told Radio 4’s Today programme: “When the time is right I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament.”