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Oh, it was Twitter’s fault that Andy Murray lost at the US Open

Did it take him a whole month to think that one up?

Andy Murray: yet to master the art of tweeting, judging by this photo.
Andy Murray: yet to master the art of tweeting, judging by this photo.
Image: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

ANDY MURRAY HAS sworn a vow of social media abstinence.

Why? Because it’s making him a better tennis player apparently.

With callous disregard for his legions of Twitter followers (over 620,000 at the last count), the Scot hasn’t tweeted in over a month, a period which has coincided with a particularly fruitful run of on-court form and wins at the Thailand and Japan Opens.

Andy doesn’t really understand how the whole cause and effect thing works though, and now believes that he would’ve beaten Rafa Nadal in the US Open semi-finals if it wasn’t for the crippling effects of the Twitter machine.

“I just stopped doing it and I’m not missing it to be honest, it was fun for a while but I just stopped and surprisingly I haven’t lost a match since I stopped tweeting,” Murray told Sky Sports.

Tennis players and all sportsmen are pretty superstitious, so I blame my US Open loss on tweeting.

Whatever helps you sleep at night, Andy.

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