Former World No.1 Andy Murray skipped the ongoing ATP 500 event in Dubai due to his fourth child’s arrival. Still, he has announced good news as he confirmed his participation at Miami Open, where he is a title winner in 2009 and 2013.
Having an intention to honour and respect the three-time Grand Slam champion, Several ATP events organizers have been sending invitations for Andy Murray, who is still trying to find his form after returning to the circuit with a metal hip.
In a row, the 33-years-old from Glasgow has been awarded a wild card for the Miami Open 2021. Although last year’s tournament was cancelled owing to the Coronavirus, this year’s ATP Master 1000 event in southeastern Florida begins on 24th March.
“It’s a city I love, and I’ve spent a lot of time here over the last 15 years. I feel comfortable,” Murray said about his participation in Miami at the recent interview with People.com.
The British No.1 competes in Florida’s elite event for the first time since 2016 when he fell in the third round to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Andy Murray continued, “But over the next few months, I want to play matches — especially against the top players — work on my game and climb the rankings. I want to get back playing a sport I love.”
“Will Just Take Time To Find Some Rhythm And Get My Confidence Back,” says Murray
Since his comeback in June 2019, the Olympic Gold medalist has been pushing himself harder to find a rhythm. For this reason, he is grabbing every opportunity and travelling around the world. At the same time, Murray admits that it will take time.
“The last few years have been really hard. After the operation, there were no guarantees I would play again, but I’ve been working very hard on my conditioning, and over the last few months, I’ve felt the best I have for years. I’ll need to be mindful of my schedule moving forward, but I’m excited to be back competing — with a metal hip,” the 46-time tour-level title winner added.
Murray also said that he enjoys being back on tour and competing often, but it will take time to find some rhythm and get his confidence back.
In conclusion, the two-time Wimbledon champion expressed that every match is like progress and learning from everyone.