Andy Murray vows to stay aggressive

Published: Oct 16, 2012, 09:29 IST | AFP

US Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray says his "big year" makes up for the disappointment of narrowly missing out on titles during this season's Asian swing

The defending champion agonisingly saw five match points slip away in his Shanghai Masters final against second seed Novak Djokovic in a gripping encounter on Sunday. Murray last month beat Djokovic in the final of the US Open to win Britain’s first men's singles Grand Slam title since the 1930s, just weeks after taking Olympic gold. He said those achievements more than made up for his narrow misses.

“Last year I came away from Asia with three wins. I didn’t win a Grand Slam and the Olympics. Kind of a big year. This year I would have signed up for the way I played here and having won the US Open.”

Murray, who had previously lost four Grand Slam finals, said: “I need to keep going about it like matches tonight in the same way I have been the last eight, nine months really, being aggressive, going for my shots. Then, I’ll win more matches than I lose playing that way.”

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