Stuart Bathgate: Melzer is the one left choked as Murray rams words back down the throat of his Austrian rival
ANDY Murray does not take kindly to an insult. Even if he thinks an offending remark is simply mistaken, it still rankles with him, sometimes for days.
Andy Murray has for some time believed himself capable of winning a grand slam, so of course losing in straight sets to Roger Federer in the US Open final is a blow. But once he has put a couple of days between himself and that 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 defeat at Flushing Meadows, the 21-year-old Scot will be able to look back on a magnificent fortnight – and forward to a long period during which he will be in and around the top of world tennis.
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