Andy Murray insists Djokovic shock does not pile pressure on him

first_imgAndy Murray insists Novak Djokovic’s shock defeat at Wimbledon does not pile additional pressure on him to win the title.The world number one lost in four sets to American Sam Querrey on Saturday to end the Serbian’s winning streak at Grand Slams at 30 matches.Murray is now the favourite to win the championships, but he doesn’t believe that status will have much of a bearing on him.Murray said: “It doesn’t (make any difference) because, if I was to reach the final, then it may have some bearing, but it doesn’t right now. The drama was playing out on Court One while Murray was doing battle with Millman but he could not escape it because there was a huge cheer when the scoreboard showed the result.That came with Murray about to serve for the second set at 5-4 and he promptly lost the next three points before dropping serve.The 29-year-old insisted there was no correlation, saying: “Obviously if you see a result or hear the fans, then you think about it. That’s natural. That’s what everyone does.“You don’t just not see what’s going on. But it wasn’t something that was going through my mind for more than 10, 15 seconds while I was sitting at a change of ends. Then you get on with it.” “My draw’s still exactly the same. The matches, in the next round especially, are tough. Nick and Feli are both very, very good grass-court players.“The bookies don’t always get it right. They made a few mistakes over the last few weeks across a number of different things.“Your job is to go out there and try to win the matches that are there in front of you. That’s what I’ll try and do.”A third successive grand slam final between Murray and Djokovic had looked very likely before the start of the tournament, with Roger Federer’s fitness still uncertain and Rafael Nadal absent through injury.last_img read more

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