This year’s Australian Open is serving its fair share of surprises. First, Novak Djokovic bowed out early after a breath taking display by Denis Istomin to knock the former World No 1. The Serbian’s loss was followed by another surprise as the current World No 1, Andy Murray – who has been so consistent over the past year, losing to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round.
With Djokovic out early, this was Murray’s chance to finally grab the elusive Australian Open crown – a Grand Slam he has played 5 finals at and lost all of them. But luck was not on his side as an off display on the night and an extraordinary effort by the German rising star saw the Brit go out early.
There is no doubt in people’s minds though that the World No 1 will be looking to get back as soon as possible and will be shaking things off. Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain has reflected the same belief and Kei Nishikori’s coach, Michael Chang has also weighed in on the matter.
“From what I see of Andy and his work ethic…I’m sure he’s going to be pretty hungry to get going for that next tournament already,” Chang said.“I think he’s probably going to look at this as just a hiccup.
Unfortunate losses happen. I don’t think he’s going to get too down on it. He’ll just try to learn from it and move on.” Also Read: Andy Murray's campaign at Australian Open affected by his efforts to reach number one last year, says John McEnroe