Murray not fazed by Madrid loss
Andy Murray says he will not let his elimination at the Madrid Masters affect him as he continues his preparations for the French Open.
The Scot suffered a straight-sets defeat to Tomas Berdych on Friday to compound his misery on the clay following his recent loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in Monte Carlo.
It was the third straight defeat that Murray has suffered to Berdych on the red dirt, prompting further fears about his chances at Roland Garros.
The French Open is the only Grand Slam that Murray hasn't reached the final of in his career, but despite his latest disappointment he insists he is moving forward ahead of the second major of the season.
"This week was better than Monte Carlo, so it's going in the right direction," he said. "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."