Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray believes he can still play at a high level and beat the world's best players and that's why he is still active on the Tour. "Because I have goals, and I believe I can play much better.
Since I came back from the surgery, I have scored wins over Zverev, Berrettini, Hurkacz, Norrie, Alcaraz, and a number of players in the top 25/ top 30 in the world," Murray said, per Tennis Majors. "I think I've beaten 12 or 13 of them.
The consistency is not there and I'm certainly aware of that. But there have been times when I have played well. I want to try and get my coaching situation sorted. Hopefully, that will help me get back my consistency as well."
Murray overcomes a tight Dubai opener
On Monday, former world No. 1 Murray recovered from a set down to edge out qualifier Christopher O'Connell 6-7 (4) 6-3 7-5 in the Dubai first round. "I was very frustrated during the match.
Not happy with how I was feeling on court and how I was playing. I made it very difficult for myself," Murray explained. "In the end, I was trying to be more positive. I'm just relieved to win that match, I did a great job of winning that match.
It would have been very easy for me to have lose that tonight." Murray suffered a brutal 6-0 6-1 loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Doha round-of-16 last week. It was strange. Because I played very well in the first round there.
Roberto plays really well in those conditions, there's no doubt about that. I didn't find a way to do anything in the match & turn it around," Murray reflected. Once the scoreline starts going that way, you keep fighting.
It's difficult. You're struggling to win games. But after a loss like that, what options do you have? Do you take time off or do you get some practice & try & comeback the next week to get some points on board."