Andy Murray slams his own mentality and attitude in loss to Diego Schwartzman

Andy Murray says he's in the 'bad books' after losing ring

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British tennis star Andy Murray blamed his poor attitude after he was knocked out by Diego Schawartzman in the second round of the European Open in Antwerp. Schwartzman secured the victory in straight sets with a tight 6-4 7-6 (8-6) win.

The Argentine came from 4-1 down to take the first set while Murray forced a tie-break in the second set after going 4-2 down.

Murray even saved a match point in the key second set tie-break, but Schwartzman got the win.

The Scot defeated American star Frances Tiafoe in a pulsating first-round clash to set up his meeting with Schwartzman.

The 34-year-old won this event in 2019 and blamed his own mentality for the performance. 

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“I didn’t make as many good decisions as I would have liked in the second set dealing with adversity,” Murray said.

“Mentally I was poor and my attitude was poor on the court. 

“They are two things you can control, if they’re not there, that will make the decision-making harder in the matches.”

Murray returns to action at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna next week ahead of the Stockholm Open in November.

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The three-time Grand Slam champion may also enter the Rolex Paris Masters as either a wildcard or a qualifier.

Speaking in his own post-match interview after defeating Murray and advancing to the next round, Schwartzman was full of praise for his opponent.

“It was a pleasure to play against Andy,” said the world number 14 and second seed.

“We had not played before and he is coming back and every week he is playing better and moving better.

“I have a lot of respect because when I grew up playing tennis, I was watching Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic and right now, playing against him is a pleasure for me.”

Schwartzman reached the final in Antwerp in 2016 and 2017, and he faces Brandon Nakashima of the United States in the quarter-final today (Friday).

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