Andy Murray rues "bad start"

Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27,
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Defending champion Andy Murray believes that a "bad start" was a major contributing factor in his exiting Wimbledon.

Andy Murray has admitted that he did not start well enough during his Wimbledon quarter-final with Grigor Dimitrov this afternoon.

The defending champion lost the opening set 6-1 in just 26 minutes and failed to recover from that point as he dropped the next two sets to his Bulgarian opponent 7-6(4) 6-2.

Upon exiting his home Grand Slam, a defeated Murray told BBC Sport: "I'm very disappointed with the way I started. I felt that gave him confidence at the beginning. It's a lot easier to settle down when you're two sets up. It wasn't a great day.

"I felt fine in the warm-up but got off to a bad start, that was the disappointing part. It wasn't good enough. There is time to come back, but I didn't take my opportunity in the second set. He played a very solid match, making few mistakes and a lot of returns. All the percentages were in his favour. I just wish I'd made it tougher for him."

Murray last missed out on a place in the semi-finals at SW19 back in 2008.

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov reacts to winning the first set against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July
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