Murray failed to produce anything like his best tennis, he struggled in particular with his first serve and Roger Federer capitalized with a comfortable performance to move clear at the top of the group B.
With the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals, Federer is now in pole position to go through with only a very unlikely set of results preventing him from progressing. Murray will almost certainly need to beat Ferrer in his final match on Thursday to stand a chance.
After the match Murray spoke to th media,
I did the two most important things in tennis very poorly today, which is serve and return, Against someone as good as Roger, you can’t do them badly. You’re not going to win the match and that’s why the score line was like it was. But it happens sometimes against him and against the best players if you’re not quite on your game. I just have to try to pick myself up for the next match and put myself in the semis.