Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has confirmed that Wimbledon won't be his last tournament. Murray, who received a wildcard for Wimbledon, kicked off his Wimbledon campaign on Monday as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-3.
"I don't know why people keep asking me if this is my last tournament or match. I'm gonna keep playing. I wanna play. He is top 30 in the world. I hardly play any match this year and I beat him," Murray said, per Jose Morgado.
Murray didn't let Basilashvili claim a comeback win
Murray earned the first break of the match in the 10th game of the first set to win the opener. The two players were all tied at three games apiece in the second set, before Murray won three consecutive games to take a two-set lead.
Murray then started the third set with a 5-0 lead but Basilashvili refused to quit and ended up winning the set. The match was then suspended and it helped Murray to regroup and clear his mind as the Briton won the fourth set to prevent Basllashvili from making a stunning comeback.
"I went and had a shower. I went to the toilet. Just a number one. Yeah, I was really disappointed but I had to remember what I was doing that got me into the winning position... managed to turn it back around," Murray said, per George Bellshaw.
On Friday, Murray practiced with Roger Federer. “Getting to play with Roger was really cool for me. They're the sort of things that probably like six, seven years ago I wouldn't have given any thought to it,” Murray said.
“I would have seen that as just being a practice session pre-major with a top player, and focusing kind of on myself. “I'm probably appreciating these things more. When I take a step back from that, as a tennis fan, getting to play with Roger Federer two days before Wimbledon, it's really great."