Andy Murray speaks highly of Andrey Rublev following MWTC final loss



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Andy Murray speaks highly of Andrey Rublev following MWTC final loss

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said he would like to return to the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in the future. Murray, 34, skipped the Davis Cup Finals because he wanted to give himself extra rest and warm up for the 2022 season in Abu Dhabi.

Murray had a solid run at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships as he beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinal before losing to Andrey Rublev in the final. Rublev, ranked at No. 5 in the world, saw off Murray 6-4 7-6 (2) to lift his maiden Mubadala World Tennis Championships title.

"Yeah, look, it's been [a] really good few days here. I got here nice and early and spent about a week here. Yeah, I always enjoy coming back, like you said, three good matches," Murray said, per Sportskeeda. "If you guys would like me to come, of course I'd come back again."

Murray praised Rublev

Rublev enjoyed a great 2021 season and it didn't gu unnoticed by Murray. "Andrey played really well today. He was fantastic in the whole of this year as well. [It's] not easy to play against him.

He's got a very good game. Yeah, I enjoyed my week, it was good for me and thanks for having me back," Murray said after the final loss, as revealed on Sportskeeda. Murray, who has had two major hip surgeries in 2017, enters 2022 in positive spirits.

"I have been pretty healthy last three months. I played a lot of matches, you just need to find a way of turning some of these matches against the top players around, and hopefully, I can have some big runs in the biggest tournaments.

That's my goal and yeah, trying as hard as I can to do that," Murray noted. Murray is fully vaccinated and he plans to kick off his 2022 season in Australia.