By Mike Dickson for MailOnline
Published: 16:10 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 16:21 BST, 4 September 2020
Even by the modern means of staring down the barrel of a Zoom at Andy Murray it was easy to tell that he was not happy.
After being comprehensively dismantled by 20 year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime in the US Open second round he sat before a camera in the virtual interview room of Flushing Meadows, exuding a sense of hurt pride
His 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat had been the first time since 2006 that he had lost in straight sets during a Grand Slam.
Andy Murray lost in straight sets for the first time in a Grand Slam on Thursday evening
Murray was beaten by 20 year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime (above) in round two of the US Open
For all of Murray's reduced state, exacerbated by having played such a marathon first round, it was clearly not a comfortable feeling, which is perhaps a positive sign as he moves into the final phase of his career.
The sting of managing to force a single break point will have been particularly painful, against an opponent whose serve he had picked out as a potential weakness before the match.
Mixed in with the annoyance at himself was also a hint of resignation.
'I might as well shoot for the stars,' said Murray. 'And if I don't get there, then that's all right. But I'm trying my best to get the most out of what my body gives me now.'
The Briton believes it will be tough to win another Grand Slam but he will keep on trying
He did not indulge in the diversionary tactic of praising his young conqueror to the hilt, although he would