Andy Murray proud despite defeat

Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates a point in his fourth round match against Stephane Robert of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014
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Andy Murray insists that he is proud of his performance against Roger Federer, despite losing in four sets in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Andy Murray has insisted that he is proud of his performance, despite losing to Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarter-finals.

The Brit fought back from two sets down inside Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, but it was not enough as Federer went on to close out the match 6-3 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3.

However, Murray admitted that he is pleased with his progress at the tournament after recently recovering from back surgery.

"I was proud of the way I fought," the world number four told reporters.

"I changed my tactics a little bit, started playing a little bit more aggressive, and that was maybe my undoing a little bit at the end, because I really started going for my shots to get myself back into the match."

Federer's reward for beating Murray is a semi-final encounter with old rival Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his second round match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day four of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2014
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060