“My Tennis Is Getting Better”: Andy Murray Optimistic on Reaching Former Level of His Game

Published 09/23/2021, 1:00 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville


Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is one of the most hardworking and competitive tennis players on the men’s tour. Moreover, since the beginning of the 2021 season, he has wanted to get better results. Finally, after bits of uncertainty, disappointment, and frustration, he is starting to feel himself on a tennis court.

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Currently, the 34-year-old Murray is playing Moselle Open and has reached the quarterfinals. But to make it into the last eight, he took out World No.26 Ugo Humbert and Canadian star Vasek Pospisil. Indeed, the Scot has found his winning ways again.

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Andy Murray on his current form of tennis

Since Wimbledon, Murray has been playing back-to-back tournaments on the ATP Tour. More importantly, he is getting better and better every subsequent event.

It all started at the US Open 2021, where Murray had come close to defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas. Although he lost in the fifth set, the match gave him the confidence to go all-out again. And so, reaching the quarterfinals in Moselle is only a consequence of his drive to find old Murray back.

“I’ve not played this many tournaments in a while, and my body feels good. I’m gaining confidence and seeing the points develop and how I want to play them again. The results are coming, and my tennis is getting better,” Murray said.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts to a winner against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Notably, Murray registered a dominant 6-3, 6-3 win over Vasek Pospisil. Considering his form, he also has a clear shot at winning the title at the Metz. Also, his biggest threat would be Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who is also looking good in the tournament.

Murray closing in on re-entering Top 100

For a while now, Murray has been out of the Top 100 ATP Rankings. At present, he is holding the 113th position but would be happy to re-enter the Top 100 again.

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain hits to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece (not pictured) on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

In addition, the former World No.1 will have all eyes at the Indian Wells event. Unquestionably, it is one such tournament to get the results that he wants.

For now, Murray is waiting to see his quarterfinals opponent, Hubert Hurkacz or Lucas Pouille, and get another win. As for fans, they will see how far the Scot can go in the Metz.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a 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 500 tennis articles.

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