'This year's been very patchy', admits Murray

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London, June 1(ANI): British tennis ace Andy Murray, who was knocked out of the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday, has admitted that his form has been 'patchy'.

Murray, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, was hammered in straight-sets 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 by Czech Tomas Berdych.

"This year's been very patchy. There have been two Slams. One was very good, as I reached the final of the Australian Open," The Sun quoted Murray, as saying.

"I guess my form coming into this tournament [French Open] wasn't going to suggest I was going to win the French, but I played a lot better and I'm happy with that. I've got my hunger back," he added.

The 23-year-old is back in London, and now heads to the grass courts of Queen's Club next week to defend his title before Wimbledon.

"I've got to get over the defeat quickly because it's an important few weeks for me. Queen's and Wimbledon are coming up and I need all of my energy focused," Murray said.

"It's a pretty stressful period so I'd better get over it quickly or I'm not going to do well. I think I have a chance at Wimbledon. I just need to play my best. I'll spend a lot of hours on the practice court making sure my game is as good as it can be," he added. (ANI)

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