London: Andy Murray made no apologies for blasting Slovenian Blaz Rola out of the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday, pointing out that he has let leads slip too often and needs to be ruthless.
For Rola, the 1-6, 1-6, 0-6 loss was a painful lesson in what it takes to be a Grand Slam winner.
Murray, with victories at the 2012 US Open and last year’s Wimbledon under his belt, has his sights set on the bigger prize of a successful title defence this week and has no time for sentiment. “You try to finish matches as quickly as you can.
“If you have the momentum with you and you’re playing well, that’s what you need to try to do,” the British third seed said.
At the French Open, where Murray lost to champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, the Scot said he was sometimes not clinical enough. “I need to be more clinical. Some of the matches where I was ahead, I didn’t finish the sets off as best as I would have liked. “I wanted to make sure here that when I had the momentum, when I was on top, that I finished the sets off. I did that well today,” he said. (REUTERS)