Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Andy Murray exit early at the AEGON Championships after losing to Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(1).
Mahut broke open the match by winning the first six points of the third-set tie-break.
"It was a very close match... losing serve at the beginning of the third set after breaking him was probably not great. Got him back into the match. He's a very good grass court player. He's been in the final here. He's beaten Nadal and a point away from winning the tournament." Murray said.
"I was hitting the ball fine today. It wasn't like I was shanking balls and mishitting. I just need to spend more time on the grass."
"There is no need for me to panic. You know I lost the match 7-6 in the third (set) in the first round of the tournament but it takes a little bit of time to adapt to the grass courts," he added.
"My best win before was [Rafael] Nadal here on the same court, centre court, so it's a lucky court for me," said Mahut. "Rafa was a very good performance, but today beating Andy Murray here in Queen's, it's very special, but it's only second round."
"I'm pretty sure Andy will do well at Wimbledon, maybe win this time. I'm really sorry guys, but you will see him winning matches very shortly."
The Frenchman will now play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.