Andy Murray was very disappointed After his straight sets loss to Borna Coric.
While Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic won their respective matches to enter the quarters.
However, a couple of forehand mistakes from Coric allowed Murray to break straight back only for the two-time Madrid victor to then lose his serve once more to fall 3-4 behind. "I was a little bit surprised but he is a great champion and he'll be back for sure". "It's going to mean to me a lot", Coric said. That's no reason for how I played today the last few weeks.
World number one Andy Murray crashed out 6-3 6-3 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday to 20-year-old Borna Coric as his hard start to the clay court season continued.
"I didn't help myself find a way into the match to start playing better".
"I definitely think I need to be concerned about today", said Murray. As you saw today, I could have lost the match, so it doesn't matter who is winning, who is losing.
The Serb was in control during his service games and broke Lopez once in each set to secure the 6-4, 7-5 victory under a closed roof on center court in the Spanish capital. "I think Feliciano played really well, especially in the second set".
Halep looked at ease as she claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win over Coco Vandeweghe of the United States.
Djokovic was dominant on serve throughout, facing only one break point in the opening game of the second set.
And he admitted to having a defeatist attitude from the start.
It wasn't until really nearly the last game where I said, Okay, I'm going to try, and I stood way back behind the baseline.
The world tennis number one was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Croat youngster, Borna Coric. The top-ranking Spaniard and four time victor in Madrid needed just an hour and 12 minutes before knocking out Australian 16 seed Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-1.
"If you re playing against a Spanish player in Madrid, it s obviously a different game, it s a different feeling", said Djokovic.
"They have a lot of support". But you need to have the correct ideas and understand why you are in the position you're in.
Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when Kei Nishikori withdrew before their quarterfinal because of a wrist injury.
Nishikori said he will try to recover in time to play in Rome next week and then in the French Open at the end of the month.
"Of course, at the end, 5-5, 0-30 we had a couple of really long points".
"I should've tried to do more about that and I didn't and that's the most disappointing thing for me".
He dropped serve in the seventh game, giving Coric three break points.
The Austrian will face 20-year-old German Alexander Zverev next after his fine form continued with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 11th seed Tomas Berdych.