Andy Murray Wimbledon

‘Best set of tennis Andy Murray has played in a very long time,’ says coach despite defeat

Andy Murray played his ‘best set of tennis for a very long time’ despite losing to British number one Dan Evans in Roehampton.

Murray was playing his first competitive tennis for seven months, and will be encouraged by the fact he came through four matches in five days at the Battle of the Brits pretty much unscathed.

His journey was ended at the semi-final stage by Evans, who claimed a 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 win, but the scintillating opening set from Andy Murray was the big talking point.

“He’s played a fantastic set of tennis,” Murray’s coach Jamie Delgado said after the first set.

“It’s the best set of tennis I’ve seen him play for a long time.

“He’s had glimpses through the week and dropped off a couple of times. This is the most consistent set he’s played at this level for quite a while.

“He naturally ups his level the more he knows he’s playing a good player.”

Regardless of Murray’s injury troubles, it still represents a fine win for Evans, although he believes luck played a part too.

“He did a lot good in the first set. In the end it came down to the big points,” Evans told Amazon Prime.

“I got a little lucky today but I’m just happy to come through.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.