Andy Murray suffered a second-round defeat in the European Open here in Antwerp, Belgium. The former world number 1 player had to give everything in to seal the spot for the second round. In the first round, he faced Francis Tiafoe of the United States of America. It took him the decider set to qualify for the next round as both the players played equally well.
In the second round, he faced 2nd seeded player Diego Schwartzman of Argentina. The winner would seal the spot into the quarter-finals of the tournament. It was Diego who sealed the show as he gave his opponent no signs of a comeback. Let us see what Andy said in the post-match conference. Here’s everything that you need to know.
Andy Murray v/s Diego Schwartzman
As the match started, the player from Argentina took to take control of the match. With some great service points, he comfortably took the first set in his pocket with a score of 6-4. In the second set though, Andy Murray tried to make a strong comeback. At one point it was thought that Andy could well seal the second set but that did not happen. It took Diego some hard work but he eventually came out on top and won the set with a scoreline of 7-6.
This defeat meant that Andy Murray is out from the tournament. Andy Murray said that he was not in the right attitude and he did some careless mistakes that cost him the game.“Mentally, today (Thursday) I was poor,” Murray said after the match. “My attitude was poor on the court and those are two things you can control. If they’re not there, that also will make the decision-making harder,” said Andy in the post-match conference.
“You’re not going to get every single one (decision) right in the match, but you also have to be present enough to acknowledge what is actually happening in the points and why you are winning and losing points.” added the British player.
Defence = brilliant.
Offence = superb.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 22, 2021
What’s next for him?
After a series of disappointing performances, he will now want to make a strong comeback in the upcoming tournaments. We know the quality this player possesses. The setbacks are always meant for a stronger comeback. The 2 times Olympic gold medalist will now aim to win the next year’s inaugural grand slam and make a bold statement out there.