SCOTTISH tennis star Andy Murray has said he is “likely not going to play past this summer” as he suffered a defeat in Dubai.

The Scot suffered a 6-2 6-4 defeat to France’s Ugo Humbert on Wednesday before the world no. 67 said he was sick of retirement questions and confirmed he likely wouldn’t play past the summer.

“Yeah, I mean, I’m likely not going to play past this summer,” he said.

The Scot fuelled speculation on Monday during his on-court interview in Dubai as he admitted he probably does not “have too long left but I’ll do my best I can these last few months”.

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Asked to clarify what he said earlier this week, the three-time grand slam winner said: “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. Yeah, I’m not going to talk more about that between now and whenever the time comes for me to stop.

“But yeah, I don’t plan on playing much past this summer.”

It comes after Murray admitted he wanted to play this year's Olympics, which put an end to suggestions he would retire at Wimbledon. 

He said he would likely play in this year's French Open - where he was defeated in the final by Novak Djokovic in 2016.

"Last few years I've tried to give myself maybe better preparation for the grass season, but that also doesn't guarantee that you're going to play really well on the grass.

"I've had experiences through my career where I didn't play the French Open in 2013 and I won Wimbledon. I also played the French Open and did really well in 2016. I don't think it makes a huge difference if you get an extra week's practice or so on the grass. So yeah, I would like to play one more time."