Murray loses to Federer in Australian Open final

Andy Murray lost 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11) to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open this morning in Melbourne.

The British No. 1 had made it clear beforehand that he would have to play the best tennis of his career to become the first Britain to win a Grand Slam title in 76-years.

Sadly the form which had seen Murray qualify for the final deserted him when it most mattered. The 22-year-old looked heavy footed and tentative against the world's best player.

'Congratulations to Roger,' a tearful Murray said after the match. 'His achievements in tennis are incredible ... He was a lot better than me tonight. Hopefully one time I can come back and win here.'

The young Scot continued: 'Got great support back home the past two weeks. Sorry I couldn't do it for you tonight. I can cry like Roger. It's just a shame I can't play like him ... I'm done. Sorry.'

A gracious Federer responded: 'You're too good not to win a grand slam, so don't worry about it.'

While Murray will be feeling gutted right now he has the talent and the desire to win a Grand Slam title sooner rather than later.

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