Murray: I gave my all


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:39

Murray’s hopes of becoming the first British men’s singles winner at the Championships since Fred Perry in 1936 ended when he lost to Andy Roddick in the semi-finals on Friday.

Murray told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme: “I’m still obviously going to be disappointed but I feel I gave it my best shot. I came up against a guy that served incredible and played great tennis.”

He added: “Sometimes you have to say that was too good and the other guy played better. Unfortunately that happened but I’ve got to work on my game and try to get better, come back next year and hopefully go one better.”

Murray will now turn his attention to hard-court tennis ahead of the US Open in the autumn.

He added: “I’ll use it as motivation to try to improve. I’ve got to go away, work harder than I had before and make sure I’m in the best shape possible going into the American stretch.”

The expectations placed on Murray from the home crowd were immense but the Scot did not feel the pressure got to him.

He said: “In the build-up to a tournament it is difficult but once it starts it doesn’t really become a problem.

“Once I’d got through my first match, I was a bit nervous there, I felt fine. I didn’t feel the pressure got to me or made a huge difference to the way I played.

“I enjoyed the two weeks. I think that is the most important thing. I didn’t put too much pressure on myself or get too stressed about it.”


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