Rome - World No 1 Andy Murray is unsure what caused his
recent slump after his Italian Open title defence ended with a 6-2 6-4 defeat
by home favourite Fabio Fognini in the second round.
Murray had his most successful season on clay last year,
winning one out of three finals, but has seen his fortunes on the surface
reverse with the loss to Fognini marking three unsuccessful clay tournaments in
"I wasn't creating enough chances on my own,"
Murray was quoted by the ATP website.
"Normally during matches your opponent might give you a
few opportunities with some errors, and obviously you hope to create a few
yourself. That certainly wasn't the case today. The only chance I really got
was when he was making errors."
Murray has won one out of seven tournaments this season,
exiting in the Round of 16 or earlier in four of those. He was eliminated in
the semi-finals at the Barcelona Open and his only title win was at the Dubai
Open in March.
The 30-year-old was particularly unhappy with his movement
on the court.
"Movement the last two weeks has not been good,"
"My movement has been a big help, the last couple of
years, but certainly the last couple of weeks, that's been a problem. So I need
to address that."
The Briton also said his No 1 ranking had nothing to do with
"I'm just not playing well and I don't think it's to do
with my ranking," Murray added.
Next up for Murray is the French Open that starts next week.