Andy Murray: I'll close the gap to Djokovic - starting at Wimbledon

Andy Murray has vowed to "close the gap" to Novak Djokovic despite falling to an eighth successive defeat to the world No.1 at the French Open.

Murray went into Friday's semi-final on a career-best unbeaten run - which included winning his first two ATP Tour titles on clay in Munich and Madrid - but was once again thwarted by the Serb, who also beat him in the final of the Australian Open last January.

Djokovic eventually claimed victory in a thrilling five-set, two-day semi-final against the British No.1, but the Serb fell short of achieving a career Grand Slam after he lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final.

Murray said: "Looking at both of the matches we played [at the slams], in Australia it was 7-6, 6-7 and I was up a break in the third set. Obviously here [in Paris], I needed to start the match better, but overall, I don't think I'm too far away.

"Australia is his best surface; he loves the conditions there. And on the clay, he's been much better than me over the years. But on grass we've only played a couple of times and I've played well against him.

"I think the US Open and Wimbledon, I prefer the conditions there for my game. So hopefully I can close the gap a bit more."

With victory, Djokovic extended his current winning streak to 28 straight matches and now holds a 19-8 head-to-head advantage over Murray on the ATP Tour. He has also won 11 of his past 12 meetings with the Scot.