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Andy Murray: 'I didn't lose because of his serve and volley game'

Andy Murray: 'I didn't lose because of his serve and volley game'

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by Gatto Luigi

Andy Murray is obviously disappointed after the fourth loss at second or third round level at Indian Wells in the last seven years. ´I didn´t serve particularly well tonight, which didn´t help things´, the World No.

1 said after the match lost to Vasek Pospisil 6/4 7/6(5). ´And then in the second set, he started to play more aggressively. I was giving myself decent looks at passing shots. I missed a few tonight.

He also came up with some really good reflex volleys on important moments and important points.´ Indian Wells is not his favourite tournament at all in terms of results. ´I don´t know why it happens, in practice I usually train very well.

A few times in the last years I played better, but not well enough. I don´t know if it depends by the condition, I don´t really know why here I can´t play my best tennis It´s his second time after the match against Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open that he loses against serve and volley players.

Is there a reason why it happened? ´I have never really practised playing against serve-and-volleyers in my career. But when I have come up against them, it´s normally been a game style I have enjoyed playing against.

Today it wasn´t so much the serve/volley that was the problem. It was my own serve, not getting enough opportunities when he was serving. I think that was more the problem tonight.´ ´It was a really good atmosphere at the end.

It was pretty much a full crowd after the first 15, 20 minutes, so it was a nice atmosphere. Especially the way he was playing, I think the crowds like him. The guy was being aggressive and he came out with some fantastic shots as well.

So they really got into it. I don´t think loads of players are taught it now growing up. It´s not something that´s practised a lot. But if there are guys that do it from a young age, it´s definitely a game style that can be successful.

Obviously in certain conditions or court surfaces it´s easier to do it, like on grass and quicker hard courts. But there is no reason why, if you play that game style well, you can´t be effective doing it at the top of the game.´ ALSO READ: Andy Murray: 'I am enjoying my wins a lot more than 2013 when I won Wimbledon' .

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