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Murray happy despite Abu Dhabi defeat

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Tom Hill

Andy Murray was unfazed by his defeat as he lost a one-set exhibition match in Abu Dhabi to Roberto Bautista Agut.

The Scot was a late replacement for Novak Djokovic who is still struggling with an elbow injury.

Murray had been planning to practice at the event as he continues to build up his fitness after a hip injury.

He lost the first four games against Spaniard Agut before he fought back to win two of his own.

Murray saved three match points before Bautista Agut registered a 6-2 win but Murray was happy to return to the court.

"When you haven't competed for a long time it takes time to get back up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better at the end," he told Eurosport.

"I'll need to keep improving, for sure. It was good fun. I've missed it."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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