Andy Murray: British No. 1 'Wants Family' After Shock Indian Wells Defeat

Andy Murray fell to a shock defeat in Indian Wells overnight.
Andy Murray at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, March 14, 2016. Murray suffered a shock third-round defeat to world No 53 Federico Delbonis. Julian Finney/Getty Images

British number one Andy Murray says he is looking forward to seeing his family again after a shock defeat at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

Murray, the world number two, lost in three sets to Federico Delbonis, the Argentine world number 53, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6.

Playing in only his second match on tour following the birth of his daughter, Sophia Olivia, Murray showed signs of rust in his first ever meeting with Delbonis at a tournament in which he has never progressed beyond the semi-finals.

"I will see Kim [Sears, his wife] and the baby in a couple of days, which, yes, will be nice," Murray said following his defeat.

"So it will be nice to get to Miami and see my family. I'm not necessarily concerned about how I'm playing. I do think I will play better tennis in Miami because I played some good stuff in the Davis Cup."

Murray has always had problems performing in the Californian desert and admitted again that he had struggled with the climate.

"I think it's just the conditions I have just struggled with here throughout my career," he said.

"Obviously it takes time to get used to new conditions regardless of where it is, but I have just never really found a way to get comfortable here throughout my career. It's a shame."

Murray's only matches since the birth of his child in February have been in Britain's Davis Cup defeat of Japan in Birmingham at the start of March.