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Andy Murray: 'Jerzy Janowicz was unpredictable'

Murray: 'Janowicz was unpredictable'
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Andy Murray says that he must use more focus to close out matches following his third straight exit from a tournament having had match point.

Andy Murray has said that he must focus more in order to close out matches before next week's ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The Scot was dumped out of the Paris Masters at the hands of Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz, despite having had a match point on serve in the second set.

It is the third tournament in a row in which this has happened, following losses to Milos Raonic and Novak Djokovic in Tokyo and Shanghai respectively.

The US Open champion was at a loss to explain how he squandered yet another opportunity to win.

"I don't know exactly what the reason was," said Murray. "I have to make sure I tighten that up next week if I get that opportunity in the matches.

"It had nothing to do with my serving today. I missed groundstrokes. Against Raonic, the match points were on his serve so it was a bit different.

"When they're on your serve you want to make sure you're closing them out. It probably takes a bit more focus and, you know, just solid tennis rather than doing anything silly and playing sloppy shots."

Murray believes that Janowicz's 'unpredictability' proved to be the deciding factor in today's contest.

"He's maybe a little bit more unpredictable than a few of them from the back of the court," he added.

"He tried a lot of drop shots and went for winners when he was out of position that maybe some of the others don't."

The 25-year-old enters next week's season-ending finale at the O2 Arena ranked world number three.

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