Andy Murray displays his resilience
The world of sport is filled with setbacks and disappointments; what separates the best from the rest is their ability to bounce back from these disappointments. British number one Andy Murray has displayed his resilience by promising even harder work, following his recent Grand Slam defeat at the Australian Open.
Murray was beaten by Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-2 6-3, missing out on the Australian Open title and what could have been his first ever Grand Slam title.
The young British player is no stranger to disappointment in the Australian Open, after having lost to Swiss legend Roger Federer in the finals of last year's competition. Despite this, Murray has declared that he feels “better” about the situation the second time around and will aiming to learn from the defeat.
Murray had played a superb tournament, managing not to drop a single set until the later stages of the competition in Melbourne. Ultimately, the talented Serbian proved too much for Murray to handle.
"I want to keep working hard, try and improve," said Murray. "It's going to be tough, for sure, for a few days."
The 23-year-old Scot has also said that his desire to become the first British male grand Slam singles champion since Fred Perry won the US Open in 1936 has not been diminished.
"I said before the final, it's not something that I don't lose sleep over at night," added Murray.
"Anyone who played in three finals would have loved to have won one but I haven't. I just need to keep working hard and try and do it. But, yeah, I would have preferred to have won one than lost three."
Having won the Australian Open, Stan James and bet365 offer 9/2 odds that Novak Djokovic will go on to win the US Open later in the year, while Sky Bet set their odds at 10/3.