Two-time champion Andy Murray takes wild card into Vienna

Murray has never lost a match in Vienna.

by Dzevad Mesic
Two-time champion Andy Murray takes wild card into Vienna

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has accepted a wild card into Vienna. Murray, 34, is set to make his third appearance on the indoor hard courts of Vienna. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, has never lost in Vienna. Murray recovered from a set down in the 2014 Vienna final to beat former world No.

3 David Ferrer. Two years later, Murray defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final to lift his second Vienna crown.

Murray wants to play well and win matches

“I think I played better this week than I did in Cincinnati and in Winston Salem,” said Murray after making the quarterfinal at last week's ATP event in Metz.

“I did play a pretty good match at the US Open. But like I said the other day, I’m not that interested in playing well and losing. “I want to be winning these matches and I’ve certainly created enough opportunities to not necessarily win all of them, but to make it closer than what it has been and give myself a better chance of winning.

So, yeah, I’m disappointed with that. "My goal is not to get back in the top 100. I want to get back into the top 10 – [that] would be more something that would motivate me in terms of the goal”. Murray currently has 684 ATP match wins and he wants to reach the 700-wins mark.

"There are two things that matter, your effort and your attitude,” Murray said last week. “Which is probably number one, as that’s what you can control. For me sport is about that. You either win or lose. “Winning is what sport is all about, and if you can play great whilst doing that even better.

But if you can’t, and you don’t play your best, then winning is a great feeling. “That’s why I am still playing. I have little goals — to get to 700 wins on tour. I’m not particularly interested in losing and playing well”.

Andy Murray