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Andy Murray says he plans to take a break from tennis in order to gather his thoughts and re-energise after his Wimbledon final defeat to Roger Federer.

The 25-year-old became the first British player to reach the singles final at SW19 since 1938 but, despite taking the first set, lost in four to the Swiss legend.

The victory saw Federer equal Pete Sampras' tally of seven Wimbledon singles titles, and left Murray still searching for his first Grand Slam success.

It is now four finals and four defeats for the Scot, who showed the frustration of another major loss with an outburst of emotion in the after-match interviews.

Murray admits he now has to "get his mind right" as he takes a few days off to recover from his efforts at Wimbledon.

The world number four stated: "There's no point in going on the court until I'm ready to go out there and learn and work hard and do the right things in the gym and in practice. So, I'll wait and see how my body recovers after the next few days."

Murray will prepare next for the Olympic tennis tournament, on July 28, which will also be held at Wimbledon, with the US Open - the last Grand Slam of the year - at the end of August.

Federer believes the quick turnaround for the Olympics may help the British ace to get back to focusing on his game.

The new world number one said: "He has right away a chance to forget about the loss and move on, and create something extraordinary for the country.”

"It's a big moment in his career, and I think he is only going up from here, and not down, which is a good thing for him."

The US Open 2012 betting pages on Betfair indicate that Murray could yet win his first Major at Flushing Meadows.
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