Murray bemoans Indian Wells form


World number two Andy Murray lamented his poor form at Indian Wells after crashing out of the tournament on Monday.

Murray was surprisingly eliminated by Federico Delbonis 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-3) in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

The two-time grand-slam champion quickly bemoaned his performances at the ATP 1000 event, despite having reached the quarter-finals on five occasions, including last year's semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

"I think it's just the conditions here I have just struggled with throughout my career. I have never really felt that I played my best tennis here," Murray said following the two hour, 46-minute defeat.

"I have tried and had many different preparations where I've got here early and spent a lot of time on the courts, and sometimes I arrive later, like this time from Davis Cup.

"Obviously it takes time to get used to new conditions regardless of where it is, but I have just never really found a way to get comfortable here throughout my career. It's a shame."

Murray added: "I changed stringing my racquets like four or five pounds tighter than I was at the Davis Cup, which is significant.

"Really the tightest I have strung throughout the whole year would be at this event, and I still feel like I can't really go for my shots. I feel like when I do, I make mistakes. But even you look in the tie-break I missed a couple of backhands long, and then also a couple of balls in the bottom of the net.

"I really don't know. And like I said, I have tried many different things. It just never quite worked out for me here."