Indian Wells 2011: Donald Young Knocks Out Murray

Indian Wells 2011Andy Murray slumped to an opening round loss in Indian Wells as US qualifier Donald Young dumped the Scot out the Masters 1000 event in straight sets.

The 21 year old American, 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in just over an hour and half  to leave Murray with no singles wins since the Australian Open in January when he was destroyed by Novak Djokovic.

Murray seems to be suffering from a similar slump in form that occured this time last year after his defeat in the 2010 Australian Open final to Roger Federer.

After hi loss, he spoke to reporters,

Most of it was not great today, I didn’t serve particularly well, I didn’t move very well. Early on in tournaments when you’re not hitting the ball well, running a lot of balls down and making your opponent play, you can sometimes get the job done. But I didn’t move particularly well and he hit a lot of winners. He gained in confidence I guess from hitting more winners.

Young is currently ranked just 143 in the World and despite Murray securing the  first break of the match, he just never looked liked he was the higher ranked player.