Murray says 'had the year of life' despite shock US Open exit

London, Sept 6 : British tennis ace Andy Murray has insisted that he still has had the 'year of his life' despite failing to retain his US Open crown this year.

According to the Mirror, the Scot's impressive run of Grand Slam results came to a halt after he was defeated in straight sets by Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka, who triumphed 6-4 6-3 6-2 in two hours 15 minutes to reach the semi-final of a major for the first time in his career.

The defending champion's last eight exit reportedly ended a impressive run that saw him reach the final in his previous four Grand Slam appearances, winning two of them as well as claiming Olympic gold.

However, the world No.3 accepted his disappointment at failing to retain his crown at New York, saying that even though he would like to have gone further in the event, he is not complaining as the year as a whole has been a good one for him.

According to Murray, it is very difficult to win every Grand Slam he plays or be in each finals given the intense competitiveness of the other players, although he admitted that he is disappointed as he has lost in straight sets against Wawrinka despite playing his best tennis in the slams the last two, three years.

Despite becoming the first British player for 77 years to win Wimbledon, Murray has struggled in all the three tournaments that he has played since, although he insisted that he has not lost his desire to win more majors, adding that he gave himself a chance to do well as he prepared properly and has practised a lot.

Dismissing suggestions that the pressure of defending the title he won here against Novak Djokovic a year ago had any bearing on his shock result this year, Murray also said that he lost because he did not play a good game, adding that he has learnt a lot from this experience.

--ANI (Posted on 06-09-2013)

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