Three-time Grand Slam Andy Murray enters his Miami Masters second round match as an underdog but he is determined to deliver a good performance and potentially upset No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev. Murray, who is past his prime and hasn't had any notable results on the Masters level since 2017, is set to meet Medvedev for the second time.
Medvedev defeated Murray in their lone meeting, which came in Brisbane three years ago. "Yeah, I mean, I hope so," Murray said when asked if he had a chance, per Eurosport. "You know, obviously, you know, a tough match.
"He has played extremely well on the hard courts in the last few seasons. You know, he deserves to be right up there at the top of the game. So, yeah, a big challenge for me, a great test. "You know, I've got a big training block after this tournament, and you know, it will be a really good test for where my game is at and the things I need to work on as well against him.
So, looking forward to that."
Murray on beating Federico Delbonis
Murray kicked off his Miami campaign with a 7-6 (4) 6-1 win over Delbonis. "Well, I think both of us served very well in the first set," Murray said.
"I managed to catch a really good return at five-four in the tie-break, a really deep return and managed to get that point. "He then double faulted on the set point, and yeah, that was the key to the match right there.
You know, I'd like to think if I had lost the first set, you know, I still would have been right in the match. "But for me, I sat down after that, got the break straight away and the beginning of the second and went on from there."