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Andy Murray admits he must raise level against Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer

World number two Andy Murray believes that he must improve his performances when facing the likes of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has conceded that he must perform better when facing the two men either side of him in the world rankings, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Murray, 28, lost to world number one Djokovic for the 10th time in 11 meetings in the Paris Masters final on Sunday, but still moved above Federer to second in the world rankings.

Against top-10 opponents this year, Murray has won 11 and lost eight of his 19 contests.

Speaking to ATPWorldTour.com, the Scot said: "Obviously this year [Novak's] level has been incredible. Since the beginning of last year, my results against him and Roger, from my perspective, haven't been good enough. I need to do better in those matchups.

"It's harder playing against the best players. Those two are two of the greatest players of all time, so there is no disgrace in losing to them. But I do feel like I need to start doing better in those matchups, because the scoreline in the last couple of matches there hasn't been good."

Murray will be seeded second at the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London before he attempts to win the Davis Cup for Great Britain against Belgium later this month.


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Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Spain's David Ferrer during their semi-final tennis match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament in Paris on November 7, 2015.
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