Murray drops F-bomb in brutal assessment of grudge match loss to tennis rival

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British tennis star Andy Murray dropped the F-bomb when assessing his grudge match defeat by German Alexander Zverev in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters in California.

Ahead of the third-round clash Murray had said that he and opponent Zverev were ‘not the best of friends’.

It wasn’t to be for Murray overnight on Tuesday as he was beaten in straight sets by the world No.4, resulting in him taking to social media to give a damming one-word assessment of his loss, as he tweeted: “F***.”

The two-time Wimbledon champion booked his place in the last 32 by defeating Carlos Alcaraz in the second round on Sunday, despite falling a set behind earlier on.

The Scot was looking to build on his impressive showing against the Spaniard against Zverev, but the German proved too strong for the former world No.1 in a thrilling contest.

Murray was the man who began the strongest, as he found himself 3-0 up in the opening set. However Zverev soon took control by winning five games on the bounce on his way to taking the opener 6-4.

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Again the Scot started well in set two, and led 5-4 to leave him just one game away from levelling things up. Similar to the opening set though Zverev fought back to win two games in a row, and the tie breaker to send him through to the last 16 against Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Following his loss Murray addressed the media and revealed that despite playing some good tennis, his game is just not consistent enough to reach the latter stages of tournaments.

He said: “I don't think I played well today.There was some good stuff in there, but it was mixed in with bad. There was no consistency.

“I’m disappointed because I want to be winning these matches. I haven't in the last few months. Yeah, something needs to change.

“If you're not quite feeling your shots that well, are not sure how the ball's going to come out of your racket sometimes, that's when there's a little bit of indecision.

“You change your mind, and that's when the mistakes can come.”

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