Andy Murray Reveals His Plans for Paris Masters and Davis Cup Following Vienna Loss

Published 10/27/2021, 10:00 PM EDT
Oct 8, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot against Adrian Mannarino (FRA) at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


In the past few months, former World No.1 Andy Murray has shown incredible growth in his tennis level and seems to be finally heading in the right direction. Accordingly, he remained convinced about his game despite his straight-sets loss to 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in Vienna Open 2021. Later on, the Scot also opened up on his priorities of the post-season.

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First of all, Murray admitted what went wrong against Alcaraz but had complaints regarding his tennis. In addition, he shared his plans for the upcoming tournaments and about working on his improvements.

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Andy Murray shares his plans after Vienna Open 2021

From the first toss of the ball, Murray charged in at Alcaraz during their second-round match in Austria. But despite the high level of tennis, a few erroneous points changed the result of their encounter. Ultimately, the 34-year-old lost but insisted that the tennis was good.

“Beginning of match was exceptional; we played both unbelievable points. In the second set, my level wasn’t as high in the first, but I won’t say bad. In general today there was a lot of good tennis in there,” Murray said in the post-match press conference.

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, the three-time Grand Slam champion shared good news for fans in Stockholm, Sweden. However, Murray also raised concerns regarding his Paris Masters and Davis Cup participation.

“I’m definitely playing in Stockholm; about Paris Bercy, I’m still not 100% sure,” the Scot added. “Davis Cup was something I didn’t planned, for the reasons I told in the last days.”

Above all, Murray is aware of the rise in his game and aims to focus on that entirely. Hence, he intends to avoid the pressure of competing in Paris and the Davis Cup and prioritize his growth.

“I want a proper post-season, my tennis is improving, and I need to work on it without pressure,” he concluded.

Murray’s resurgence near the end of the 2021 season

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From tournament to tournament, Murray has given some stellar performances on the courts. Recently, he even outclassed Polish star Hubert Hurkacz in Vienna, his first Top 10 win of the 2021 season.

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) reacts after winning a point during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Before Hurkacz, the 34-year-old had come close to surpassing many top players on several occasions. Hence, his growth in the past months is unquestionable and what he plans to do next is understandable.

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Hopefully, Murray will soon find his rhythm and make deeper runs in tournaments. Let’s see what’s left in the 2021 season stock for him.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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