Andy Murray’s promising run at the Mets Moselle Open lost to top-seeded Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals.
The victory over Ugo Humbert and Vasek Pospisil saw Scott reach the final eight at the ATP Tour event for the first time since winning his last title in Antwerp in 2019.
However, Hurkacz, who defeated Roger Federer to advance to the Wimbledon semi-finals this summer, went one step further, with Paul winning 7-6 (4) 6-3.
Murray was clearly dissatisfied with his failure to win the first set, which is a better player. I missed three opportunities to break in the eighth game.
Hurkacz then took advantage of the tiebreaker to raise the level in the second set. He defeated Murray’s serve in Game 4 and postponed an attempt to counterattack from his opponent to win.
Murray said: I had a chance again and didn’t take them.
“I’m not saying I deserve to win the second set. He worked very well and I played one loose service game. But I had a chance in the first set, so I should have taken it, but it wasn’t, and for such a good player, it’s not a burden. I’m disappointed. ”
Although a small step forward for the 34-year-old this week, he’s still out of the top 100 and is rushing up the rankings to avoid a draw like Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open. Open.
“I think I played better this week than, for example, Cincinnati or Winston Salem,” Murray said.
“I played a pretty good match at the US Open, but I’m not so interested in playing well and losing. I want to win these matches. But this week’s consistency is better than it ended in the US. Was also good.
“My goal is not to be in the top 100. What I want to return to the top 10 is something that motivates me about my goals. Winning tournaments and being at the top of the rankings motivates me Let me do it.
“Hopefully, from now until the end of the year, we can play a lot of games and try to do better than this week.”
Hurkacz will face Germany’s Peter Goyochik in the semi-finals, and Murray will be competing in the ATP tournament in San Diego next week.
Andy Murray loses to Hubert Hurkacz in the Moselle Open quarterfinals
Source link Andy Murray loses to Hubert Hurkacz in the Moselle Open quarterfinals