Andy Murray is defiant and proud despite his loss to Kei Nishikori, insisting he has not disappointed anyone.
World number 6, Nishikori beat the Briton 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 to hand the 29-year-old his earliest Grand Slam defeat of the season.
The Scot, 29, finished runner-up at the Australian and French Opens before winning Wimbledon and Olympic gold.
“I tried my best. I fought as as hard as I could with what I had today,” said the world number two.
“I pushed myself as hard as I could over the last few months and I’m very proud of how I’ve done.”
The defeat was only the second in 28 matches for Murray, who had reached the final of his previous seven tournaments, stretching back to the Madrid Open in May.
That run brought him his first Italian Open, fifth Queen’s Club, second Wimbledon and second Olympic titles.
“If someone had offered me the summer that I have had before Wimbledon, I probably would have signed for that,” said Murray.
“After a few days away, I would imagine I’d be very happy with how I’ve done and learn from this match and the summer as a whole, because it’s been tough.
“I’m happy how it’s gone. There’s just a few things I could do differently next time.”