Andy Murray: Lucky to have played Big Three during their prime in biggest tournaments


Andy Murray: Lucky to have played Big Three during their prime in biggest tournaments

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray feels lucky to have been in a position against Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer during their prime. Murray has made nine Grand Slam finals throughout his career but has won only three.

Murray never lost a Grand Slam final to play a outside the Big Three. "I had the opportunity to play and challenge the best players in history in the biggest tournaments. I was able to face Nadal at Roland Garros, Federer at Wimbledon, Djokovic at the Australian Open and the US Open and always in the final, even at the Olympic Games.

Obviously I didn't win all of these matches, but I did win a few. I feel lucky to have been able to play against them, they allowed me to improve by setting the bar so high. But knowing if I would have preferred to live in another period and win more titles remains a difficult question," Murray said, per We Love Tennis.

Murray 'amazed' by what he is doing

Murray, 34, has had two major hip surgeries since 2017 and he is now playing with a metal hip. “It has been amazing that I have been able to even get back and be playing," Murray said.

"Some of the results I have had, some will go ‘Oh he’s not winning enough against top players or he should be doing better’. But I shouldn’t be doing better than what I am with the situation with my body and what I have been through.

“I don’t think there are many players who would be able to compete with the top five players with a metal hip. I am proud of myself for putting myself in a position to compete with those guys. But ultimately if I want to get back to somewhere close to the level I was at before I need to be winning those matches”.

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