Andy Murray has some regrets but overall is satisfied of the level he played at in the final against Novak Djokovic today. The British lost 6-2 3-6 6-3, and is not happy with the way he played in the middle of the third set: 'I obviously fought hard today - he said - [I am] disappointed because from like two games, like 2-All to 4-2, 5-2, I was making him work hard in the second set and then beginning of the third and then at the end of the third set.
Then there was a period there - if you watch it back - the game I got broken, I made three unforced errors in that game. That was disappointing. Then obviously the last game I don't know how many break point chances I had, but must have been six or seven.
Both of us were pretty clinical on the breakpoints up until the last game for me. Yeah, that's why he's No. 1 just now. He fought very hard in that game and served well when he was a bit nervous. At the end he came up with some big serves and got himself some free points and did well.' He never did so well on clay, semifinals at Monte Carlo, final at Madrid, and in both matches he lost respectively against Nadal and Djokovic in three sets: 'I'm definitely moving better. That's for sure.
It makes a huge difference. Like I said, on the other surfaces it's a massive strength of mine, a big part of my game, and for a number years I didn't move well on the clay. It was a hindrance, and that makes you uncomfortable.
If you took Ivo Karlovic's serve away he would feel uncomfortable going on the court. For me, take my movement away... When I was having the problems with my back it was difficult for me when stepping on the court; whereas now my body feels great.
I feel like I'm moving a lot better. So I'm not going on the court sort of a little bit nervous or apprehensive. I believe I can play well on clay now.' Asked in terms of Rome and Roland Garros if he thinks this match will give he more confidence going forward given that he did come close at points, Murray said: 'That would make a big difference, because I spoke a little bit in Monte-Carlo when I played Rafa after I won the first set, beginning of the second.
Lost a little bit there. He raised his level, and didn't quite stay with him there. Today I needed to keep my sort of intensity very high and concentration on every point, and made a few mistakes in the middle of the third.
The best players capitalize on that.' ALSO READ: Murray and Djokovic: ´We won´t be staying at the Olympic village during Olympics´ .