Andy Murray says he physically feels better in years as he is determined to return to strong Masters and Grand Slam careers. So far this season, there have been three matches where Murray saved match points before ending up on the winning side.
Most recently, Murray reached the Doha final before coming up short against Daniil Medvedev. In Doha, Murray picked up several close wins, giving him confidence that his fitness was at a high level. “I want to have deep races in these events.
That hasn’t happened in a couple of years. I feel like I’m playing well enough to do that now. I feel like physically it’s the best I’ve felt in a long time, so if I have to play three or four games in a few days, I think I can do it and still play at a high level.
Even 18 months or two years ago, when that was happening, I didn’t feel like I was recovering that well. [My] body [might’ve] I’ve been a little sore and a little tired, but I’ve worked very hard to get back to this point and I’m confident I’m ready to go on a roll at some point,» Murray said, according to the ATP website.
Murray returns to Indian Wells
In the past, Murray has enjoyed much success at the Masters level, especially hard court Masters events. Surprisingly, Murray never managed to win an Indian Wells title during his prime years.
However, Murray has always loved playing in the desert. “I have always liked coming back here. At this stage of my career, you want to make the most of every opportunity you get to play in these types of events. You never know when it will be the last time.
I definitely try to take it all in,» Murray said. Murray’s best Indian Wells result came in 2009, when he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in the final. Murray was also a semi-finalist at Indian Wells in 2015.