Andy Murray has been defeated by Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the quarter final of the BNP Paribas Open. Del Potro won the match by 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-1.

It was a brilliant performance by Del Potro against the no. 3 player in the world. His serve was not broken even once in the entire match.

This was the 7th clash between these two men. Before this match, Del Potro had defeated Murray only once.

Talking to the reporters after the match, Murray said, “Juan was in great nick today. He did everything right. All credit goes to him.”

“There are certain days when a player can do no wrong. It was that kind of a day for Juan. For me, it was exactly opposite. I made a whole lot of mistakes and ended up getting knocked out. It’s really not a good feeling.”

“The conditions were very hard to play tennis. The temperatures were very high and I really got a bit tired towards the end. That’s why; I played quite a few mistimed shots in the third set.”

“When you play against top players, you get to know about your weaknesses and the same happened with me today. There are a few things which I need to improve and I will be working hard on those things before the Sony Open.”

In this tournament, Murray had a great chance to go ahead of Roger Federer in the world rankings and become the no. 2 player in the world. For that, he had to make it to the finals which he didn’t manage to do.

However, Murray will have another chance in the Sony Open as Federer will not be there. The British superstar would not like to miss that opportunity of moving up in the world rankings.