Andy Murray admits he is short of reasons to explain why he has lost another crucial match against rival Novak Djokovic, as the Serb star lifted the Miami Open for the fifth time after a three set contest.
Having lost the first set and worked hard to tie the match at a set apiece, Murray failed to match Djokovic in the final stages as the world number one found another level and routed his opponent with a third-set bagel, winning in 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-0.
In the hot and humid conditions, where both men became a tad irritable as the sun beat down, the Scot just couldn’t offer any threat by the end. It does little to end suggestions that he lacks the all-round strength of his main competitors.
This defeat for Murray is his seventh in a row against the eight-time Grand Slam champion and his third of 2015 already – the clay court season hasn’t even started yet.