Andy Murray knocked out of French Open

Andy Murray exited this year’s French Open with whimper, losing in straight sets to 15th seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. The Scot never got going against the Czech, who only had to face one break point in the whole match, and it was all over in only two hours and 15 minutes.

Murray didn’t deal with the conditions or the break for rain, which broke up the match just as it looked the Brit was going to get back into the match. However after the weather cleared Berdych put the screws on Murray, and leading 6-4, 3-4 as they came back out to play, finished him off in only 50 minutes.

‘It was slow, wet, damp conditions. It was just heavy out there,’ Murray said. ‘The balls were gathering a lot of clay. The balls were brown by the end of the match. Just tough to see. It was dark in the end.

‘But you can't make excuses about the conditions. It's exactly the same for the both of us. It's just tough conditions to play in, and he played better than me. I knew against him, you need to expect him to hit a lot of winners, take a lot of chances. You need to try to be solid and stable and make sure that you just hang in there, because you'll get chances.

‘I got myself back into it and struggled when we came back out from the rain delay. But he played a good match. He hit a big ball.’

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