Andy Murray left in tears as he pays emotional tribute after Wimbledon doubles defeat and hints at future coaching role

Andy Murray paid an emotional tribute on court to his family as he hinted at a future in coaching.

The two-time Wimbledon champion and three time major winner was back on centre court with brother Jamie as they lost out in the first round of the doubles after he was unable to compete in the singles tournament after failing to feel back to his best after back surgery just over ten days ago. The Murray brothers lost out 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 with one door at the major tournament closed. The Scot still has the mixed doubles alongside Emma Raducanu to come as the fans get another chance to watch their hero take to the court.

Following the defeat on centre court, a video montage was played to the crowd with a tearful Murray visibly emotional as he took in all the cheers and admiration from the packed out home support. Brother Jamie was courtside watching on with the likes of Novak Djokovic and his mum Judy in the stands. Sue Barker - who paused to allow the standing ovation to go on and on - spoke with the legendary Scot post match about his journey, as he reflected on key moments in his career including his Wimbledon highs and lows, Olympic Gold medal and his US Open success. He also hinted at his next step when he officially calls it time on his playing career.

Murray hasn't decided exactly when he will step aside, but when asked if he would return to Wimbledon in the future to watch, he replied: "Yeah I am not ever not going to come back here. I will definitely come back. It depends who I am watching. I hate watching my brother. I find it really difficult to watch him play. I love tennis I watch it all the time. I would probably be more comfortable watching it up there in the coaching box."

Asked about commentary and if he would go back again after a previous experience and if he enjoyed it, he had Sue and the crowd in fits of laugher as he replied: "I didn't. Not because of the people I did it with. The match was unbelievable. [Rafael] Nadal and [Juan Martin] Del Potro was like 4 and a half hours of amazing tennis. But it is a long time. The commentary box is tiny. It was a long time to be in there. I didn't enjoy it that much to be honest."

Focus then turned to his team and support network as he told the BBC: "Look I have had incredible support. All the players here on the court know you can't do it on your own and need a team of people supporting you. The coaches, strength and conditioning, physios and in recent years surgeons unfortunately as well. I have had some amazing people working with me over the years and a huge thanks to them for supporting me through this."

On his mum and dad, he said: "My mum and dad have been an amazing support and still today. When we were little to go pursue our dreams. Jamie left home to train when he was 12 and went to Paris. I left to go to Spain and I know now having children I don't like them being away for a day so allowing us to go train abroad and pursue our dreams, we couldn't do that without their support. Thank you mum and dad."

He opened up on how he first met Kim and got a laugh from, the crowd after he asked for her EMAIL following a first date, before he paid a touching tribute to his wife. He added: "She has been an amazing support to me, my whole family and the best mum. Unfortunately in a couple of months she is going to have to see me every day."

Reflecting on the match and playing alongside Jamie at Wimbledon, he said: "Yeah it was obviously really special. We never got the chance to do it before. There was a chance this year. Jamie’s usual partner was playing with Neal Skupski so he asked me. Obviously it was a bit of a race against time to try and get out here and physically it wasn’t easy today but I’m glad we were able to get out here and do this one time together."