Murray had managed to gain a hand 3-0 lead in the opening set before his game crumbled allowing Marcos to win all but two other games. The Scot managed to stay on the court for just over an hour to avoid complete embarrassment. Marcos wrapped up the match in 61 minutes.
Much has been written lately about the state of Murray’s game and mind, with many saying that not only does he need a new coach but he needs a complete haul over, including the expulsion of his mother from his box. Murray’s mystery over his latest Slam failure was evident throughout the final against Djokovic, and clearly still weighs on his mind over two weeks later.
“I have to think about what it was. You have to get the balance right, making sure you come to the tournament mentally feeling you are ready to win it and maybe I didn’t feel like that.
Murray’s serve, sometimes a liability, sometimes a weapon, abandoned him again today, allowing Marcos to dominate the match without difficulty. He will now play doubles with his brother to try and sharpen his skills rather than taking time off to mental deal with what’s happened.
The Scot also admitted that his wrist was causing some problems for him. “I was struggling a little bit with my wrist but I don’t know why. It wasn’t terrible today but it seems to be happening a lot this week. A lot of the players have had problems with their wrist. Maybe it’s the change of surface and balls and not having that much time to get used to the conditions. I don’t think it’s anything serious.”
“I started the match really well, but then started missing quite a lot; I made quite a lot of mistakes.You need to be very sharp with your movement on a surface like that and maybe I wasn’t. Marcos played very well.”