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Murray offers no excuses after shock defeat

By Robert Jones

Beaten Andy Murray was at a loss to explain his Indian Wells woes after a shock second-round defeat against Canada's Vasek Pospisil.

The Scot's best showing in California came in 2009 as a runner-up to Rafael Nadal and this 6-4 7-6 (7/5) defeat was his first in five meetings against the world number 129.

As such, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo remain the two ATP Tour 1000 events to elude him.

"I don't know exactly why it is, because in practice I normally play pretty well," he said of his struggles in California.

Speaking at his post-match press conference he added: "Some years I've played well. Some years it just hasn't quite happened for me.

"I don't know exactly why that is. I don't know if it's the conditions. I really don't know why I haven't played my best here over the years."

Murray, who claimed his maiden title of 2017 at the Dubai Duty Free Championships last week, was sluggish from the start in the BNP Paribas Open clash.

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