Andy Murray is hinting he could take a break from tennis after an exhausting few months, culminating in defending champions Britain being knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final.

The 29-year-old had a busy European summer when he reached the French Open final, followed by his second Wimbledon triumph, and then successfully defended his Olympic gold at Rio.

A tired Murray then lost to Japan's Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Murray says he's played so much tennis in the last few months and he needs a break and he needs it now.

The Scot is scheduled to play the China Open beginning in a fortnight in Beijing followed by the Shanghai Masters.