Murray hits back at Haas insult

2012-06-13 21:19
Andy Murray (File)

London - Andy Murray crashed out of the Queen's Club tournament on Wednesday and then lashed out at Tommy Haas after the German veteran accused the world No 4 of exaggerating injuries.

Haas, who has a wildcard into Wimbledon, claimed the British No 1 overdoes injuries on court in a bid to change the momentum of matches if he isn't playing well.

The German's comments came just days after former Wimbledon women's champion Virginia Wade described Murray as a "drama queen" when he suffered a back injury but recovered quickly to beat Jarkko Nieminen at the French Open.

"In the time I have been on tour I've been called many, many things from my personality not being exciting enough. I have been called boring. It was said I was unfit, lazy, fake injuries. All sorts," Murray said.

"It's something that kind of goes hand in hand with playing sport. People criticise you regularly. So it's something you need to just deal with. But I don't care for his (Haas) opinion."

Murray's reign as Queen's champion came to an abrupt end when he suffered a shock 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/1) defeat to France's Nicolas Mahut.


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