ANDY Murray was left to reflect on another Wimbledon where his best was not good enough.
The Scot went out in the semi-finals for the third year in a row and, like 12 months ago, it was formidable Spaniard Rafael Nadal who crushed his dreams of becoming the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1938 to reach the final.
Murray won the first set this time to raise expectations even higher but 39 unforced errors proved his undoing as Nadal ran out a 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-4 winner.
The defeat was Murray’s fifth in either the semi-finals or final of a grand slam in the last two years but he tried to take away the positives.
He said: “It’s tough. But I’m giving it my best shot each time. I’m trying my hardest. That’s all you can do. I’m disappointed.
“But normally, after four or five days, bar Australia the last couple of years, I’ve recovered relatively quickly from losing because I’m just trying to get better.
“I feel like I’m playing better tennis than I was last year at this point.”
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