Andy Murray missed out on a possible meeting with Lleyton Hewitt when he went out of the Adelaide International in the second round.
He's got some valuable ranking points from his win. I keep forgetting this is his first year on the ATP circuit, we expect so much so quickly, when he needs a couple of years to achieve his peak.
The 18-year-old Scot lost 7-6 4-6 6-1 to world number 24 Tomas Berdych.
Compared to my first match it was a lot better performance, so I have to be positive. I was disappointed I didn't serve as well as I can.
I was much better on the ground, I came to the net a little bit and was moving well.
You want to make sure you are playing better and getting closer and closer to your best with each match.
For me, the most important tournament of this trip is the Australian Open.
Murray will now head to Auckland for his final warm-up tournament before he competes in the Melbourne Grand Slam.
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