Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lawn Tennis: Murray Shrugs off Big Defeat

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lawn Tennis: Murray Shrugs off Big Defeat

Article excerpt

SCOTT Andy Murray refused to blame fatigue for his straight-sets defeat by Robin Haase in the first round of the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam.

Dutchman Haase shone on home soil to claim a 7-5 6-3 victory against the British No 1, who has two ATP titles to his name this year.

Murray had followed up his win in the Qatar Masters with victory over Mario Ancic in the Marseille Open on Sunday to push himself back into the world's top 10.

But the 20-year-old struggled to find top form at the Ahoy Indoor Arena in his first meeting with the Dutchman and deservedly lost to a player ranked 84 places below him.

"I wasn't tired physically or mentally, I felt decent," said Murray.

"I had trouble with my return game and the court here is much slower than in Marseille.

"Therefore it became a different match with rallies of eight or nine shots, while last week they were four or five."

The Scot shrugged off the setback and will now turn his attention to the start of the Masters Series next month. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.