Tim Henman explains why Andy Murray lost his Wimbledon quarter-final


Tim Henman explains why Andy Murray lost his Wimbledon quarter-final

There's obviously an opportunity there so I'm sad that it's over.

The pair had met eight times previously, with Murray winning seven, but Querrey is a tricky opponent on grass and so he proved today.

"If it doesn't happen by the end of this tournament, it will happen by the end of the US Open".

Cilic and Querrey played at the 2012 Wimbledon tournament a match that is the second longest in tournament history. "I will enjoy this one for the moment, then I will get ready for Friday's semifinals".

"If it means taking a few weeks' rest, then so be it. I wasn't that far away from doing that". "I hit 25 winners in total, which is a lot better than it was the other day".

"We were looking at short-term solutions and managed to get through a bunch of matches and did OK".

"I'm not going to go into all the details about exactly what my hip issues are", Murray said. There's a bit more wear and tear there. I'm sure moving forward I'll be able to get through it. Despite his efforts, Murray lost his ground completely in the 4th set, unable to run like in the previous part of the match, and having more and more problems to keep his balance during the shots. It's not been the easiest.

Querrey, who ended Novak Djokovic's title defence past year, took advantage of Sir Andy's injury problems to clinch a 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 triumph on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Sam Querrey defeated world No. 1 and defending champion Andy Murray in the Men's Singles quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2017.

"Players at this stage of the tournament are playing great tennis".

Murray and Querrey have met in the past eight times.

The Scot has bounced back at Wimbledon, showing his class in the opening rounds with straight sets victories over Alexander Bublik 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Any thought that it was a momentary lapse from the champion disappeared when Murray was broken again serving for the third set, but he took the tie-break on his fourth set point and seemingly regained control.

However, Murray then found it hard to move freely and 24th seed Querrey eased to victory in the final two sets to claim a 3-6 6-4 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 victory on Centre Court. So obviously wanted to try, if possible, to find a way at the end.

"I think Andy knew the writing was on the wall in the fourth set", Henman told BBC Sport. This is the 42nd Grand Slam event for Sam and he is the player with the most tournaments played before reaching the last 4 for the first time.



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