Andy Murray: There Are ‘Constructive Indicators’ Heading Into Wimbledon | ATP Tour


Andy Murray is just not overreacting to a first-round exit Tuesday on the Cinch Championships. The 36-year-old is as an alternative contemplating how properly he has competed the previous month, through which he has claimed two ATP Challenger Tour titles on grass.

The previous World No. 1 was unable to increase his profitable run in west London, with Alex de Minaur ousting the report five-time Queen’s Membership champion 6-3, 6-1. Regardless of the defeat, Murray is selecting to attract on the positives.

“Clearly after immediately, it is easy to overreact. I misplaced to a superb participant and it was clearly very comfy,” Murray stated in his post-match press convention. “However on the similar time, over the previous couple of weeks, sure, it is clearly not the identical degree of opponents, however I received the [Nottingham Challenger] final week with out dropping a set.

“I solely misplaced one set in Surbiton. Was holding serve very comfortably. Was transferring properly, hitting the ball properly. There are lots of optimistic indicators there.”

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World No. 38 Murray will subsequent head to the All England Membership, the place he shall be celebrating the tenth anniversary since his first Wimbledon. Murray additionally triumphed on the season’s third main in 2016. The 46-time tour-level titlist will get pleasure from some downtime earlier than enjoying his dwelling Slam.

“Simply recharge a bit bit, after which go to work on my sport,” Murray stated. “I do not need to overanalyse. In the present day [there are] undoubtedly some issues I can do higher, however on the similar time, I’ve performed a number of good issues over the past couple of weeks as properly. I need to hold getting in that path.

“Hold serving properly, hold engaged on my motion. That was one thing we spent lots of time engaged on earlier than Surbiton and Nottingham, and it is actually essential for me that I am transferring properly. So [I will] undoubtedly spend lots of time engaged on that.”

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Murray arrived on the Queen’s Membership with an opportunity to be seeded at Wimbledon, relying on his outcomes on the ATP 500 occasion. The Scot was requested if that thought was in his thoughts whereas in motion towards De Minaur. Murray acknowledged he has identified about his seeding possibilities for a number of weeks and the likelihood didn’t have an effect on his play Tuesday.

“I knew I used to be just about both going to must make a ultimate right here if I did not do properly in Surbiton and Nottingham, or if I received each of these occasions, it was wanting like not less than a quarter-final to do it,” Murray stated. “I used to be conscious of that earlier than the entire matches that I performed the previous few weeks.”


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