Andy Murray made his return to ATP tour after nine months of lay-off through Western and Southern Open in the United States. Brits also defeated host Frances Tiafoe after a two hours 28 minutes rally on the court.
Former world number one Murray did not participate in the ATP tours since November 2019 due to a hip injury and ongoing pandemic. However, Briton is proud of himself after his first comeback victory against American. He said in a court interview, “I thought I moved well today.”
Additionally, the three times Grand Slam champion did say about his performance after beating World No.81 Tiafoe by a score of 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-1. “That was probably the thing I was most happy with and probably the thing I was most apprehensive about going into the match. I thought I moved pretty well. My tennis could have been better. I did some things well at the end, but I could definitely improve in terms of my game.”, Andy Murray added.
“He’s(Zverev) obviously one of the top players in the world”- Andy Murray
German tennis star Alexander Zverev has registered several records on his name in a short period of his professional career. While Zverev became a champion at the 2018 ATP tour finals, the 23-years-old is the second youngest-player ranked in the top ten by the men’s tennis governing body. Currently, German is ranking number seven in the world.
However, Former Cincinnati Masters Champion Andy Murray feels the second-round match will be tough and crucial in his comeback.
Furthermore, AndyMurray explained, “(Zverev has) obviously been up at the top of the game for a number of years now. It will be a good test for me, for sure… He moves well for a big guy, solid off the ground. (He) has struggled at times with his serve. When he’s serving well, he’s obviously one of the top players in the world.” Moreover, Murray leads Alexander Zverev in head-to-head(1-0).