Andy Murray Wimbledon

‘I need to improve’ – Andy Murray assesses loss to Matteo Berrettini

Andy Murray felt his movement was “quite good in both matches” he played at Queen’s Club but said his tennis against Matteo Berrettini was “not very good”.

The five-time Queen’s champion was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by top seed and world No. 9 Berrettini in the second round of the ATP 500 tournament.

Murray defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round – his first grass court singles match since 2018.

“Yeah, I mean, I think obviously I need to improve. I actually felt my movement was actually quite good for both of the matches,” the 34-year-old said in his post-match press conference.

“And all of the numbers and stuff, well, certainly from the first match we got, you know, in terms of the speeds I was moving at on the court – we were happy with that as a team.

“Obviously I haven’t seen that for today’s match yet, but, I think I made some good moves on the court. My tennis today was not very good.

“Yeah, that’s the thing that I’ll need to improve the most. Rather than I think the actual movement around the court. I just didn’t play that well.

“Obviously against the top players you’re not going to get loads of opportunities on the grass, you know, especially when someone is serving like that. You need to be right on it. I wasn’t today.”

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