Andy Murray reacts to Stan Wawrinka thrashing at French Open

Andy Murray admitted his performance was ‘just not good enough’ after he was knocked out of the French Open in the first round by three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka.

The 33-year-old Scot suffered a 6-1 6-3 6-2 defeat to 2015 champion Wawrinka and admitted his display was not up to scratch.

Murray said: ‘It was a really tough draw and even if I played well there were no guarantees I would win that match.

‘But I didn’t play well. I served less than 40 per cent, that’s just not good enough.

‘Over in the States I was getting frustrated in my matches, I was trying to try and keep my emotions in check on the court.

‘I don’t know whether that affected me in any way or not, that’s probably why I was quieter than usual. I was trying to be calmer on the court.

‘I need to have a long hard think about it. It’s not the sort of match I would just brush aside and not think about it.

‘I think that’s one of the worst defeats by scoreline in my career. I need to understand why the performance was like that.’

Murray’s exit came after British number one Dan Evans was also knocked out of the French Open, having lost Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a five-setter.

Murray, of course, has battled career-threatening injuries in recent years and admits it will be difficult for him to reach the level that saw him win three Grand Slam titles.

‘It’s going to be difficult for me to play the same level as I did before,’ he added. ‘I’m 33 now and I was ranked No. 1 in the world, so it’s difficult with all the issues that I have had.

‘But, I’ll keep going. Let’s see. Let’s see what the next few months holds, and I reckon I won’t play a match like that between now and the end of the year.’

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