US Open Outlook soured by Murray’s Inconsistency
Andy Murray has been left feeling frustrated by his inconsistent form after losing to Roger Federer in the Western & Southern Open quarter-finals in Cincinnati.It means that Murray is heading to the US Open next week without having won a title since Wimbledon 2013. His latest disappointment came after he couldn’t capitalise on a double-break in the second set to lose 6-3, 7-5 against Federer.
After the game Murray said, “There’s no excuse for that. I’ve played enough matches now for that not to be the case… It can happen, but it’s the way that it happened which isn’t good enough.”
The latest slipup follows a similar incident in the final set against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Toronto the week before. As Murray said, “The inconsistency is the most disappointing thing.”
This season Murray has not won an ATP Ranking event or beaten a top-ten player. Since he had back surgery last September his ATP world ranking has slipped from third to ninth. Nonetheless, he still believes he has a chance of winning the US Open title which is certainly the case if he can find a way to play consistently.