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.Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.