Andy Murray claims he will not “just brush apart” a in depth 3-set defeat by Swiss 16th seed Stan Wawrinka in the French Open first spherical.
The 33-yr-previous Scot won just 6 game titles in what was the joint heaviest Grand Slam defeat of his job.
It was his very first look on a clay court docket considering that June 2017 subsequent the hip personal injury which almost led to retirement.
“I need to be analysing that tough and making an attempt to realize why the general performance was like that,” he reported.
Former globe quantity 1 Murray looked flat in the course of the 6-one six-3 6-two defeat and was punished as fellow a few-time Grand Slam winner Wawrinka strike via him in a scientific display screen.
A very low very first-serve percentage of 37% greatly contributed to the defeat, with Murray producing 26 unforced problems and landing just 10 winners.
That led to his most thorough reduction at a major because Rafael Nadal conquer him six-3 six-2 six-1 in the 2014 French Open up semi-finals.
Many players have been vital of the problems at Roland Garros, which is being played in colder and damper weather conditions with the event having been moved back from its usual May well-June slot for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic.
The introduction of a new, heavier ball has also led to some issues.
Murray’s match was performed beneath floodlights on an open Courtroom Philippe Chatrier on a chilly Parisian evening, but he explained the situations ended up not a aspect in his below-par effectiveness.
“I will not truly feel like that’s a legitimate cause,” said Murray, who will subsequent enjoy at two indoor gatherings staying held in Cologne next month.
“Probably to not appreciate the matches as a great deal when it’s like that, but not in phrases of it influencing your functionality in any way.
“I need to have to have a lengthy, tough assume about it.
“It’s not for me the sort of match I would just brush apart and not give any considered to.”
Broady and Norrie have British hopes in the men’s draw
Murray’s defeat adopted the exit of British amount one Dan Evans, who dropped a fluctuating 5-setter towards former planet range 4 Kei Nishikori, earlier on the opening day of the match on Sunday.
That leaves qualifier Liam Broady and British selection a few Cameron Norrie as the nation’s only remaining hopes in the men’s singles.
Broady, 26, qualified for the major attract of a Grand Slam for the 1st time in his vocation at the 12th try.
His reward for profitable a few qualifying matches at Roland Garros is an opener towards Czech Jiri Vesely at about 14: 00 BST.
Norrie, rated 77th, follows Broady on court docket 14 in opposition to Colombian globe range 153 Daniel Galan.