Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray that he will be returning for the Stockholm Open in Sweden, while he is still unsure about his participation in the Paris Masters scheduled to take place in the first week of November.
The 34-year-old Scotsman lost in straight sets to Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the ongoing Vienna Open, an ATP 250 event held in Austria.
In the post-match interview, Murray said “I’m definitely playing in Stockholm, about Paris Bercy I’m still not 100% sure. Davis Cup was something I didn’t plan, for the reasons I told in the last days. I want a proper postseason, my tennis is improving and I need to work on it without pressure.”
Excerpts from the interview with Andy Murray:
Murray, who lost 3-6 4-6 to Alcaraz, reflected positively on the match, saying “In the Zverev match [at Indian Wells], I didn’t play that well. But there were moments in this match where I would look back and go: ‘You know what? That was really good.’ I did some really good stuff in that match and if I continue along that path, build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless, I’ll start winning more and have some deep runs.“
After a few unfortunate seasons marked with injuries and surgeries, Murray has made a professional comeback. He is hopeful about improving his level of playing.
“It will happen, I’m not gonna keep losing in the second or third round of tournaments. I will get better, I will improve and I will breakthrough in one week, in two weeks, or a few months. It will happen. I obviously would just like it to be happening quicker than what it is.”, he added with a smile.
Apart from confirming an appearance in the Stockholm Open, Murray has also spoken about the possibility of playing in the Davis cup. He had said in an interview, after defeating Hubert Hurcakz in the first round, that even though he had earlier negated the idea, but now there is definitely a chance for him to represent Team Great Britain.