Former World No.1 Andy Murray is trying his best since he returned to the circuit. But, he could not find his rhythm to date. The three-time Grand Slam champ recently withdrew from Miami Open due to an injury concern. And Murray has revealed what he wants to be after he retires as well. Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Paul Jubb has urged the two-time Wimbledon title winner to keep playing on the tour.
An emerging star from York made his Grand Slam main draw at the 2019 Championships as a wild card entrant. Following the qualifying matches wins, Paul Jubb entered into the ATP Tour main draw for the first time during the 2019 Eastbourne International.
Andy Murray Is A True Champ And Loves The Sport, says Paul Jubb
British rising star has won three ITF singles titles so far. The unseeded Paul Jubb significantly lifted his third title at the M15 Sharm El Sheikh event after upsetting three seeded players. However, Jubb has wished to dazzle as the 2012 US Open champion since he agreed with Murray’s 77 sports management group.
“It has been really good to have a close relationship with Andy – obviously, the guy is a legend,” Paul Jubb said in the recent interview. He further explained, “Being in the same environment as him is an honour. Since lockdown, I have been based at the National Tennis Centre in London, and I have been seeing him on a daily basis.”
Jubb continued, “We chat pretty often, but you learn by just watching him. You can sense that little spark and see there is something different about those types of guys, and it does rub off. A lot of people are telling him to retire and things like that. He’s a true champ and loves the sport and wants to carry on and compete.”
“I Want Him(Murray) To Keep Going So I Can Play Him On Tour One Day – and Maybe Beat Him!”: Paul
Jubb is ranked 494 in the world by ATP. And he also highlighted that he needs to work rapidly as much as possible to meet his mentor, none other than Andy Murray, on tour.
“For him, the Challengers must feel like a huge downgrade to what he usually plays. But to him, tennis is tennis. It’s the same for me, I want to play the higher tournaments now and it shows that I have to keep playing. It does send a good message,” Paul confessed.
“Every story to everyone’s success is all about what you do when people are not watching and when the spotlight is not on you. I want him to keep going so I can play him on Tour one day – and maybe beat him! I have got to try and work my way up there quickly so I can get on the court with him for real,” Jubb added.
Hopefully, Andy Murray and Paul Jubb will face each other sooner on the ATP tour. Will we see who wins the dream battle, whether a legend or rookie?