Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is confident that he has still got the game as be believes that if he enters the new season healthy and fit, he will be able to compete against the world's best players. Murray, who is now 33 years old and coming off two hip surgeries, has been dealing with health issues for over the last three or four years but he has refused to simply quit the game.
"I haven’t forgotten how to play tennis," Murray said, per Metro UK. "I've seen enough in the limited amount I have played in the last year – basically from Asia through until Antwerp last year – and then the matches I played over in New York.
"I was beating a top-10 player in Cincinnati, top-50 players, and then obviously at the end of last year I was still winning against guys like Stan. "So I know I will perform and win big matches if I can get properly fit and healthy for an extended period of time.
And that’s why I’m doing the work just now to try and avoid having any issues next year."
Murray hopes to get another shot at the Olympics
Murray, a former world No. 1, became the first player in tennis history to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after he beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the 2016 Rio Olympics final.
The Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled to take place this year, were postponed for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Murray would also like to make more appearances at the Grand Slam level events. "It will be very important," Murray noted.
"Obviously as of right now, I wouldn’t get into the Olympics so I would have to ask for a wildcard, which I know there’s a few people out there that think I shouldn’t be getting any more." "I’ll have to wait and see what happens with that but I would love to compete in the Olympics again, to get another opportunity to do that would be huge for me.
It would be in the top few priorities for the year. "Obviously I’d love to get the opportunity to play at Wimbledon again, same with the Aussie Open, and then, if I’m fit and well, I’d be pumped to go and try and win another medal in Tokyo."