Andy Murray failed to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships but he was happy with the way he performed in Abu Dhabi. Murray beat 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the Mubadala World Tennis Championships semifinal but then lost to world No.
5 Andrey Rublev in the final. Murray competed well against against one of the world's best tennis player but Rublev claimed. 6-4 7-6 (2) win over the Briton. Despite the final loss at the Abu Dhabi exhibition, Murray is optimistic he will have a great 2022 campaign and again make a deep run at the Grand Slam level.
"It’s been a really good few days here,” declared Murray, per Tennis365. “I got three good matches in and Andrey played really well here today. He has been fantastic all year and is not easy to play against.
He has a really big game. “I am optimistic looking ahead. I’ve been pretty healthy in the last few months and just need to find a way to turn these tight matches around against the top players. Then I can have some runs in the big tournaments again”.
Murray not ready to walk away
Murray is 34 and past his prime but he is still holding hope he could make a deep run at the Grand Slam level. "I just want to get the most out of what I can, whilst I'm still able to do it,” Murray exclusively told Eurosport.
“I've spoken to many ex-players that have said, ‘When it's gone, nothing will replace it. So enjoy it whilst you're able to, play as long as you can’. Because I know a lot of players have stopped and kind of regret it when they could have kept going”.
"I’ve always kind of felt that way. I like it when people say that there's something that I can’t do or something that I shouldn't do. That motivates me a lot,” Murray acknowledged.