After a few difficult years, Andy Murray has been finding his excellent form. Gradually, Murray has been improving on his tennis. Despite recent results, Murray says he’s not going to keep losing in the early stages of tournaments and will become better on tour.
Since 2017, Murray has suffered chiefly complex injuries. In 2016, Murray was the world’s No.1 for 41 weeks and ended the year as the number one player in the world. However, several hip surgeries and knee injuries set Murray back. Moreover, Murray strongly considered retirement in 2019 after being unable to play through the pain.
Murray’s return to the tour has been nothing short of a miracle. Since 2019, Murray has been playing tennis with a metal hip. Earlier this week, Murray won his first match against a Top 10 ranked player since August 2020. Now, Murray expects his return to deep runs on the tour.
“I’m not going to keep losing in the second and third rounds of tournaments. I will get better, and I will improve. I will breakthrough in one week, or two weeks, or a few months. It will happen. I obviously would like it to be happening quicker than what it is.”Andy Murray
Difficult drawings trouble Murray
Despite his win against Hubert Hurkacz, Murray lost a second-round match against the rising talent Carlos Alcaraz. However, Murray stays confident in his tennis abilities.
“He [Alcaraz] did play extremely well, and he’s a top young player. If you’re hitting single-digit unforced errors playing that way and with the power that he has, it’s going to be tough. If I continue on that path and build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless, I will start winning more and have some deep runs, but it’s tough.”
“Draws have been hard. I’ve played in some tough tournaments. The draw was stacked here [in Vienna]. There were no easy matches here. It will happen sooner rather than later, I think.”Andy Murray
Throughout this season, Murray has been chiefly receiving invitations to tournaments. In Moselle Open, Murray reached the quarterfinal, his best result of the season. However, it’s evident Murray is playing better and better, suggesting he might have a strong 2022 season.