Murray blames poor attitude for straight-sets loss to Schwartzman


ndy Murray castigated himself for having a poor attitude following a 6-4 7-6 defeat to world No14 Diego Schwartzman in the second round of the European Open in Antwerp.

Murray had been in the ascendancy at 4-1 up in the opening set but his Argentinian opponent fought back to edge out a tight contest.

It proved another narrow defeat to a player ranked in the top 20 – his sixth since Wimbledon – and afterwards the former world No1 cut a frustrated figure.

“I didn’t make as many good decisions as I would have liked in the second set dealing with adversity,” he said. “Mentally, I was poor and my attitude was poor on the court.”

Murray will return to action at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna next week as well as play in next month’s Stockholm Open. He could also yet play in the Paris Masters, which is sandwiched between those two events.

“There’ll be a decision on the final Paris wildcard on Monday but I might even play the quails there,” added Murray, who had previously come through a marathon first round match in Antwerp against Frances Tiafoe.

“Sport is a results business. Play well or poorly doesn’t really matter if you lose matches. You need to be winning. That’s what I want in the last few tournaments. They are really strong tournaments and there are no guarantees the results will come but I want to win more matches.”

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