Andy Murray refused to be too downhearted after his French Open exit at the hands of David Ferrer, stating the Spaniard is ‘a better clay-court player’.
The Scot went down 6-4 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 6-2 in the quarter-final tie in Paris to mark his earliest Grand Slam exit in nearly two years.
That statistic in itself is an indication of Murray’s consistency and after the match he preferred to look ahead to Wimbledon rather than dwell on this loss.
The 25-year-old said: "I think it was a good tournament for me. “Coming in, I probably wasn't feeling as good as I did coming in last year. I believe I lost to a better clay-court player than me.
"I'll need to work on some things in my clay-court game for next year.
“But it's not the first time he's won against me on clay. It was going to be a tough match for me, and it proved that way.
"But I won against Juan Ignacio Chela in the quarter-finals last year, and obviously this year I was playing against Ferrer, so it was a slightly different match-up."
The world number four will now turn his attention to Queen’s Club and Wimbledon.
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