ANDY Murray spoke of his disappointment following yesterday’s defeat to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Shanghai Masters but says he is determined not to dwell on the loss.
The Serbian fought off five match points in the second set to win the encounter 5-7 7-6 (13/11) 6-3 in a match which lasted over three hours.
“It was a disappointing one to lose,” said Murray, who missed out on a third straight China Open title.
“I’ve lost tougher matches than that before in the biggest events, so I’m sure I’ll recover from it pretty well.”
He added: “The second set, I probably played a little bit better. But he came up, served well on the match points. The one match point I had on my serve, he hit the forehand onto the edge of the line. On the game where I served for the match, he also came up with some good shots.
“It’s not like I threw the match away. I didn’t make any real glaring errors. When I had my chances, he just served very well.”
Murray headed into the match buoyed by a semi-final triumph over world number one Roger Federer, and after being broken early on he recovered to win an opening set which saw seven breaks of serve.
The US Open champion looked to extend his unbeaten record in China to 13 matches when serving for the match 5-4 up in the second but the Serbian broke back with the game going to a tie-breaker. Murray fell 3-1 behind in the breaker before getting back on terms and carving out two more match points at 6-4. Djokovic saved both and then two more at 8-7 and 10-9 before finally levelling the match on his fourth set point. The world number two had the momentum and a break in the decider to go 4-3 up put him firmly in control.