French Open: Andy Murray dumped out of Grand Slam after losing to Stan Wawrinka

  • Alex Batt

Andy Murray's return to clay court tennis didn't last long as he was dumped out of the French Open earlier today at the hands of Swiss Stan Wawrinka.

The Scotsman, who has been suffering with injuries for the past several seasons, hasn't played on clay since 2017, and it was clear to see he wasn't used to the surface, and nor was he quite ready to play against someone as formidable as Wawrinka.

In truth, it was light work for the world number 17, who advanced to the second round thanks to a straight sets victory.

Summing up the dominance of Wawrinka and the lacklustre performance of Murray, the Scot only managed to win six games, losing 6-1, 6-3, 6-2.

Speaking after the defeat, Murray admitted that he was simply not good enough, but also stated that even if he was at his very best, he may have struggled due to how tough the draw was.

As per The Metro, Murray said: "It was a really tough draw and even if I played well there were no guarantees I would win that match.

"But I didn’t play well. I served less than 40 per cent, that’s just not good enough.


"Over in the States I was getting frustrated in my matches, I was trying to try and keep my emotions in check on the court.

"I don’t know whether that affected me in any way or not, that’s probably why I was quieter than usual. I was trying to be calmer on the court.

"I need to have a long hard think about it. It’s not the sort of match I would just brush aside and not think about it.

"I think that’s one of the worst defeats by scoreline in my career. I need to understand why the performance was like that."


Wawrinka will play German Dominik Koepfer in the second round, but for Murray, it's back to the drawing board as he continues to ponder what's next in his career.

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