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Andy vows to return fitter

Grigor Dimitrov

London: Andy Murray has vowed to come back fitter and stronger after his shock exit from Wimbledon.

The defending champion lost in straight sets to 23 year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Centre Court on Wednesday.

Afterwards he described it as a “bad day at the office” adding: “It wasn’t a great day”.

He said: “Obviously, you know, I have to have a think about maybe why that was… But often I think people over-analyse things and look at things in too much detail,” he said.

“I just didn’t play well today and he played much better than me from the beginning to the end. That’s not going to add up to a good day at the office.”

Murray, 27, who became the first British Wimbledon champion in 77 years last year, had been cheered on by the Duke of Duchess and Cambridge, who both looked crestfallen when the Scotsman hit the ball into the net, handing Dimitrov the game 6-1, 7-6, 6-2.

Murray said he would now take a couple of days off before returning to the practice courts and the gym. “If I’m going to play better tennis than I am just now, the only way to do that is by working even harder than I have before. Getting in the gym, getting stronger, becoming physically better,” he said.

“The only way that I can improve is by getting myself on the practice court and working harder than I have done in the last 12 months. Hopefully that will help.

“But you know, now we’ll see whether I can come back stronger and come back better. And, yeah, no one knows, but I’m going to try.”