Despite the Australian Open 2013 loss, Andy Murray remains positive about his game

World number three Andy Murray reiterated that he remains positive and upbeat despite his loss at the Australian Open 2013 final to Novak Djokovic. Djokovic won in four sets 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park.

“I have to try and look at the positives of the last few months, and I think I’m going the right direction. This is the first time I’ve beaten Roger [Federer] in a Grand Slam over five sets [in the semi-finals]. I think I dealt with the situations and the ebbs and flows in that match well,” Murray said.

“I know that no one’s ever won a Grand Slam, the immediate one after winning their first one. It’s not the easiest thing to do and I got extremely close.

“[But] the past few months have been the best tennis of my life. I made the Wimbledon final, won the [London] Olympics and won the US Open. I was close here as well.”

The Briton has finished runner-up in three Australian Open finals (2010, 2011, 2013). He currently has a record of 1-5 in Grand Slam singles title matches.

With the loss on Sunday, Murray now has a 7-11 head to head series record against Djokovic. He’s been aiming to become the first British male player to win the Australian Open since 1934.


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