“I don’t remember experiencing it before,” Andy Murray left frustrated after Paris Masters exit as Alex de Minaur reigns supreme yet again

Murray talked about his performance and the way he lost crucial points against the Australian youngster in the Paris Masters first round.


“I don’t remember experiencing it before,” Andy Murray left frustrated after Paris Masters exit as Alex de Minaur reigns supreme yet again

Andy Murray (Credits: Tennis.com)

Briton legend Andy Murray didn’t hide his frustration after losing in the first round of the Paris Masters against the Australian World No.13 Alex de Minaur. In a tight encounter, Murray tried everything he could, but was not able to finish the crossing line against the Australian youngster. The final score of the instant classic was 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5.

Heartbroken Briton said about how he felt about losing yet another tight encounter in the post-match press conference.

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It's frustrating. I don't really like how I feel on the court and how I play at the moment. The last five or six months haven't been very pleasant, so I have to try to get some of that fun back, because in a match like this there's not a lot of positivity.

Murray continued on how he felt losing the important points and eventually the match.

When I play a good point, I don't really put myself forward. In important moments, this will to win and fight has always been a big part of my game. What happened today, I don't remember experiencing it before; it doesn't is not really me.

Though Murray is still fighting for big titles with whatever is left in his tank, this loss will be a hard pill to swallow for the Briton legend. There were talks about his retirement always but the voice of that has reached its peak with this early exit. Murray is currently ranked at 40 and there are not many big tournaments left for him to play this season.

Andy Murray visibly disheartened after the loss at the Paris Masters

Like the Murray fans and tennis fanatics around the globe, the player himself was also frustrated with his performance and the way he lost crucial points against the Australian youngster in the Paris Masters first round. He expressed in the post-match press conference:

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The way I feel and the way I play on the court…I haven't felt good about my game for a lot of the year. You obviously want to see progress and feel like you're getting closer to something, but I didn't really feel that. There were some small signs over the summer in the United States, but nothing lasting or consistent.
Andy Murray
Andy Murray (Credits: CNN)

Murray had an average 2023 season, and he fumbled on important matches after some nail-biting victories in some of the thrillers. His epic 5-setter wins against Matteo Berrettini and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first and second rounds of the Australian Open will be some of the finest moments of his career.

The 5 hours and 45 minutes battle against Kokkinakis is the longest match of the career and the second longest in the tournament’s history after the epic 2012 final between the great Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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