Andy Murray exited the Newport tournament in the quarterfinals after losing to Alexander Bublik for the third time in a row on grass. Both players kept their serves tight till the set ended in a tie at 5-5.
Bublik was the first to receive a particularly heavy break ball, and he took full advantage of it. When it came time to finish off the partial, the Kazakh came through with flying colors. Two breaks in a row started the second game fraction before achieving a new equilibrium.
It was the sixth and seventh games that tipped the match in Bublik’s favor. After keeping Murray from regaining the lead, world number 42 found the deciding break.
The Kazakh didn’t give his competitor any more chances and rightly won the American event’s semifinals. In an interview with the ATP’s official website, Murray, who has been unable to prepare for Wimbledon in the best possible way owing to an abdominal injury, discussed his final weeks.
Murray says, “I will continue to play.”
“I had high expectations, to say the least. I had high hopes of making it further in this event. In the semifinals, if I had beaten Bublik, I would have had a tremendous chance.
However, I was in good physical shape, and that is really important to me “The Scot explained this to him. “A few points separated the first and second sets. I had a few chances in the second. I believe I performed admirably in this contest.
Even though there were several moments of highs and lows, he remained extremely consistent in the second set of their match In the grand scheme of things, I believe I had a really successful grass season. However, there were also some extremely difficult times.
Though I was disappointed by my defeats at Wimbledon against Jan Bublik and John Isner, I enjoyed my best victories in Stuttgart. I went through a lot of highs and lows, but I believe I made some progress. As concrete season approaches, I intend to continue on this route. The more I learn, the better I get. I’ll keep playing as long as I see improvement “For further information, please see the following link: