January 2, 2014

Andy Murray has been knocked out from the ongoing Qatar Open tennis tournament. He lost his pre quarter final match against Florian Mayer of Germany yesterday.

It was Murray’s second defeat in 4 matches this season. He had earlier been defeated by the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Abu Dhabi.

It’s not something which would have surprised too many tennis fans. A bit of rustiness from Murray at the start of the ongoing season was expected as he hadn’t had too many matches under his belt in the recent past. He hadn’t played even a single competitive game in the last quarter of the last season.

Murray had actually got off to a decent start against Mayer. He had won the opening set and then, he had gone ahead by 3-0 in the second set, but, thereafter, he lost his grip on the match and found himself on the losing side at the end.

It was a terrible day for Murray all round. He lost his doubles match as well later on in the day.

Talking to the reporters, the Scottish superstar said, “I am feeling a bit weary at the moment, but, that happens when you play after a while. It will take my body some time to get adapted to playing back to back matches at the top level.”

“Honestly speaking, I hadn’t come here with a lot of expectations and that’s because I hadn’t had enough match practice. As far as this match is concerned, I began well, but, couldn’t keep myself going till the end.”

“Although I have lost a couple of matches of late, but, the most important thing for me is that I have managed to get through all the matches without having any injury problems.”

The next tournament for Murray is the Australian Open which is going to start from the 13th of this month.