Andy Murray deleted both Twitter and Instagram from his phone after watching Netflix hit ‘The Social Dilemma’.
The former world number one made the admission after returning to winning ways against Robin Haase last night.
Murray says he’s had to deal with many writing him off in recent months, but claims that’s not the reason for his departure from social media.
“I don’t have Twitter on my phone and I deleted Instagram last week,” he said, as per The Telegraph.
“Not because of that [the retirement comments]. You see those things on Instagram and social media if you’re on it, obviously, and if you have the app on your phone.
“But I’d watched a while ago that Social Dilemma movie.
“I thought it was brilliant and then a couple of days after my match last week, I watched an interview with all the people that were responsible for making that and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m done.'”
‘The Social Dilemma’ influenced Andy Murray’s decision
Murray’s exit from social media may not have been as a result of the negative feedback he has received in recent months, but that can’t have helped.
With a metal hip, and at the age of 33, the Scottish star is unlikely to ever reach the level he was at a decade ago.
But that doesn’t mean he can’t challenge himself and compete with the world’s leading players.
Everybody has to reset their expectations with regards to the three-time major winner. He is probably included in that.
As long as Murray is happy, and enjoying playing tennis, then everything else should fall into place.
If being off social media accelerates that process, then that’s all good with me.