ATP Madrid Open: Andy Murray staying positive ahead of 2013 French Open

Last Updated: 11/05/13 12:40pm

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Andy Murray: Staying positive despite his quarter-final exit

Andy Murray: Staying positive despite his quarter-final exit

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Andy Murray is refusing to let his spirits drop following his exit from the Madrid Masters, stating his game is moving in the 'right direction'.

The Scot suffered a straight-sets defeat to clay-court nemesis Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals on Friday night, although his tournament was much improved from his disappointing Monte-Carlo Masters showing.

The French Open begins later this month and while Murray's red-surface season has yet to take off he remains upbeat on his chances of success at Roland Garros.

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"This week was better than Monte-Carlo, so it's going in the right direction," he said following a third straight defeat to Berdych on clay.

"Tomas is a very good clay court player, and it was a close match. I had my chances.

"I think I'm playing okay. Some things I would like to do better, but I did play very well in practice in the build-up to this tournament.

"I played a lot of sets with a lot of tough players and I played very well."

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