Murray disappointed but proud after shock loss

World number one Andy Murray was understandably unhappy after getting knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals but was proud of his effort.

The Scot came into the tournament nursing a hip injury and would bow out in the last eight, losing a thrilling five-setter to Sam Querrey on Centre Court on Wednesday.

"It's disappointing to lose at Wimbledon," said the 29-year-old, who is the defending champion. 

"There's obviously an opportunity there, so I'm sad that it's over. I've been a little bit sore the whole tournament, but I tried my best right to the end. I'm proud about that."

But Murray was not full of excuses, as he praised Querrey’s improving grass-court game. 

"He's looking to be aggressive….with the strengths and power that he has, it gives him the best chance to do well in these events," said Murray of the imposing American.

"When he's serving well – I think going into the match he was averaging 25 aces a match – it maybe allows him to be a little bit freer in the rest of his game and go for his shots. He's coming forward a bit more than he used to in the past. He's certainly competent at the net and makes his volleys."

Murray added that he knew the seriousness of the hip injury and that it would not affect his preparation for the final grand slam of the year at the US Open, which begins in New York on 28 August. 

"I knew I wasn't going to do any major damage by playing," revealed the three-time major winner, who won his first grand slam at Flushing Meadows in 2012. 

"We were looking at short-term solutions because you want to play Wimbledon. You want to play all of the slams and give your best effort there. I managed to get through a bunch of matches and did okay. Now I'll sit down with my team and look a bit longer term, come up with a plan for what I have to do next."

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