Former World No.1 Andy Murray is still fighting to find his form since returning to the circuit after two hip surgeries. Meanwhile, a three-time Grand Slam winner believes one of his greatest rivals Roger Federer will make a better comeback.
On the other hand, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist shared his thoughts on the 20-time Grand Slam champion’s comeback at Qatar Open 2021, which begins on 8th March.
“I am Sure He Will Be Fine”, Murray on Federer’s Health
The 39-years-old from Switzerland has not appeared in the ATP Tour since the Australian Open 2020 because of his right knee injury.
“I just want to get out and compete and just enjoy doing what I am doing. I imagine Roger would be the same,” Murray said in a post-match interview at Rotterdam Ahoy.
Roger Federer is excited about his comeback and working hard on himself every day since November 2020. Three hundred ten weeks, No.1 also skipped the recently concluded Australian Open due to unwillingness to risk his health.
Murray continued, “I am sure he has been training hard and is excited to get back out there and compete. I am sure that his body is good in time and that he will play top-level tennis again because he is that good. Even if there is a slight drop-off physically for him, I will back his skill against most players. I am sure he will be fine.”
“I Learn A Lot From A Match Like Tonight”: Andy Murray After Competing Against World No.8
After a straight-set loss(5-7, 2-6) against one of the world’s best players, none other than Andrey Rublev, Murray shared what he learned during a second-round match.
“I want to be playing at this level because I learn a lot from a match like tonight,” Murray added.
The former British No.1 landed five aces on an indoor hard court while making three double faults.
The former Wimbledon reigning continued, “The issues and the mistakes that you make get amplified more at this level… It is getting that balance right between getting enough matches and then playing at a level where I can learn and pick things up as quickly as possible.”
“I do feel tonight there were some good, positive signs there. Just when it mattered, I wasn’t good enough. I will need to improve,” the 33-years-old tennis star from Glasgow concluded.
We hope that Murray and Federer will lock horns soon for the best place in a tournament. However, Roger leads Andy 14-11 in their head to head series.