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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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