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Murray out of Wimbledon

Andy Murray crashed out of Wimbledon this evening, losing to the American Andy Roddick in four sets, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6.

In a match that was dominated by big serves, Roddick's was the one that came out on top. His astonishing accuracy and power pinned back Murray, whose passive play was punished by the crushing ground strokes and surprisingly nimble net play. However, the Scot wasn't disheartened.

'I thought I played well,' said Murray. 'I hit more winners than him, less unforced errors, more aces, it just came down to a few points here and there.

'It came down to his serve and he served very, very well. There's not a whole lot you can do. I definitely didn't play a bad match.'

'I had to play my best tennis to win,' Roddick said to the BBC. 'I can't say enough good things about Andy's game. But I can play some tennis sometimes. Not many people were giving me much of a chance, but I knew if I could stay the course, I had a chance.

He had a lot of pressure on him, and I could come out and swing, and I think that helped. He's been a much better player than I have over the last year - I was just a little bit better today.

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