ATP Madrid Open: Andy Murray staying positive ahead of 2013 French Open
Last Updated: 11/05/13 12:40pm
Andy Murray: Staying positive despite his quarter-final exit
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.
"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."