Andy Murray vows to "break through" after falling to a straight sets defeat to 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the Vienna Open on Wednesday.
Murray was beaten 6-4, 6-3 by the Spaniard in a close contest that was ultimately defined by the Scot's inability to get into a good rhythm on his first serve.
The three-time Grand Slam winner believes it is only a matter of time before he goes on a winning streak.
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"I’m not going to keep losing in the second and third round of tournaments," the former world number one told reporters after the defeat.
"I will get better and I will improve and I will break through in one week, or two weeks, or a few months. It will happen. I obviously would like it to be happening quicker than what it is.
"But he did play extremely well and he's a top young player and if you're hitting single-digit unforced errors playing that way and with the power that he has it's going to be tough…
"If I continue on that path and build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless I will start winning more and have some deep runs, but it's tough.
"Draws have been hard, I've played in some tough tournaments. The draw was stacked here [in Vienna]. There were no easy matches here. It will happen sooner rather than later I think."
Murray believes he can take great confidence from his victory over Hurbert Herkacz on Monday.
He added: "I won two days ago against a guy who's Top 10 in the world, made the semis at Wimbledon this year, won an ATP Masters 1000 this year.
"Alcaraz had a great run at the US Open and I had a good win against him.
“I had some good matches against some top players who've had great runs at these events, so I'm not really sure why I should think that I couldn't do that again.
I sort of look at those matches and think if Hurkacz can make semis at Wimbledon why is that not possible?
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