The losses to the Big 3 continue to pile up for Andy Murray. After yesterday’s loss to Novak Djokovic in the Miami Open final, Murray has now lost his last 12 matches to the Big 3 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic) since his win over the Serb in the 2013 Wimbledon final, winning just 5 sets in those 12 matches.
Not long after his triumphant win at Wimbledon, Murray underwent back surgery in September of that year. But since, he has yet to beat the Big 3 (0-12).
Andy Murray v Big 3 Wimbledon 2013
v Djokovic: 0-7 (3 of 19 sets, lost two of last 3 in 60 last set)
v Federer: 0-3 (1 of 8 sets, losing last 5 sets)
v Nadal: 0-2 (1 of 5 sets, losing last 5 sets)
Murray was 24-33 v the Big 3 before his surgery. Overall he’s now 24-45 (5-15 v Nadal, 8-18 v Djokovic and 11-12 v Federer).
Right now, though, Murray admits he doesn’t have an answer to stopping the slide against Djokovic.
“I don’t know exactly why that is,” Murray said Sunday. “I know from my side that I’m training as best as I can. I can try to do more, but I do push myself hard. I obviously know that Novak is a very fit guy, and sometimes in these conditions has struggled a little bit in the humidity. He handled it extremely well today and deserved to win the match because of that.
“He serves well, he runs well, he moves exceptionally well. Physically he’s in great shape; he hits the ball well off both sides,” he said of the Serb. “He does most things on the tennis court well. That’s why he’s the No. 1 player in the world just now.”
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