Andy Murray is a name to reckon with in the world of tennis. However, the superstar from Britain was not able to perform as per expectations since his return to return after recovering from injuries. He showed glimpses of his class but wasn’t really delivering his best in the crunch moments.
However, it seems like the Brit is well and truly back in form with a bang. After winning the first round at Indian Wells against Adrian Mannarino in an emphatic style, Murray was up against World No. 38 Carlos Alcaraz. Although Murray didn’t start off well and lost the first set, he made a magnificent comeback and eventually emerged victoriously.
‘It was a brutal match’: Andy Murray elated after incredible second-round victory against Carlos Alcaraz
After dropping the first set, Murray was under the pump. After the game, Murray told Amazon that he fought incredibly hard and should have won the first set, “It was a brutal match, really tough conditions. The way I fought after losing the first set was great because I feel I should have won that first set.”
“I created lots of chances but didn’t take them. It would’ve been easy to let that slip away but I kept fighting and finished it well,” he added. Moreover, in the third game of the second set, Murray raised a few eyebrows when he decided to go for the underarm serve.
Explaining the reason behind this move, Murray said, “The courts are painfully slow here, I was thinking about using the underarm serve again in the third set. Alcaraz changed his return position towards the end of the first, he started going further back and I was like, just give it a go and see.”
Murray scripted a wonderful comeback after losing the first set despite toiling hard. Murray’s tactics at crucial instances allowed him to dominate the 18-year-old in the last two sets and the match finally ended at 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in Murray’s favor.