Andy Murray, who suffered a surprise straight sets loss to Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the US Open quarterfinals on Thursday, conceded he has struggled to fire himself up after his Wimbledon triumph.
The two-time grand slam winner has not looked at his best since his emotional win over Novak Djokovic at the AllEngland Club in July and he conceded that he has since found it tough to get motivated.
“When you work hard for something for a lot of years, it’s going to take a bit of time to really fire yourself up and get yourself training (at) 110 percent,” the British third seed told reporters after his 6-4 6-3 6-2 loss to ninth-seeded Wawrinka.
“That’s something that I think is kind of natural after what happened at Wimbledon. But I got here. I mean, I have been here nearly three weeks now.
“I practiced a lot, and played quite a lot of matches, as well. So I gave myself a chance to do well because I prepared properly.”
It has been a breakthrough year for Murray who has won Olympic gold, the US Open andÃ‚Â Wimbledon, in the past 13 months. Read more