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‘Great tournament for Murray – apart from the fact he lost’

Eurosport experts Greg Rusedski and Virginia Wade are convinced that Andy Murray's efforts at the Australian Open bode well for his season - despite his quarter-final defeat by the ageing Roger Federer.

Murray lost in four sets to the 32-year-old world number six in what was only his second tournament after back surgery last September.

"He's still a work in progress," said Rusedski. "By the time Wimbledon runs around this year, I think he'll be back to 100 per cent. So overall it's been a nine out of ten - an excellent week and a bit for him."

Wade felt that Murray's back was still giving him trouble in what was his first real test against one of the world's finest.

"First he was missing his forehand, then he started missing his backhand," she said. "He began to lose a bit of confidence."

Watch the full analysis of Murray's performance in the video above.

Andy Murray en route to defeat by Roger Federer