"Mentally I was poor," says Murray on Schwartzman loss in Antwerp
After losing out in a hard-fought battle to Diego Schwartzman in Antwerp, Andy Murray took aim at his own attitude.
Andy Murray fumed at his own mentality and "poor" attitude after falling to a straight-sets defeat to Diego Schwartzman at the European Open.
Two days on from beating Frances Tiafoe in a three-set epic, Murray fell to a 6-4 7-6 (8-6) loss to the second-seeded Argentine in Antwerp.
Mentality and "poor attitude" behind Murray's defeat
The three-time grand slam winner, who in January 2019 underwent hip resurfacing surgery, was 4-1 up in the first set but was reeled back in and lost out in a hard-fought contest.
Following the defeat, a frustrated Murray said: "I didn't make as many good decisions as I would have liked in the second set dealing with adversity.
"Mentally I was poor, and my attitude was poor on the court."
Murray hopeful for a wildcard in Paris
Murray is still slated to play in Austria and Stockholm before the season is out, while he could also enter the Paris Masters either via a wildcard entry or going through the qualifiers.
"There'll be a decision on the final Paris wildcard on Monday, but I might even play the qualis there," Murray added.
"Sport is a results business. Playing well or poorly doesn't really matter if you lose matches. You need to be winning.
"That's what I want in the last few tournaments. They are really strong tournaments and there are no guarantees the results will come, but I want to win more matches."
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