Having received a wildcard, Former World No.1 Andy Murray will compete for the first time at the Miami Open since 2016. However, the 33-years-old from Glasgow admits he is happy with his game at the Rotterdam Open 2021.
The three-time Grand Slam champion marked the season’s first win in Rotterdam Ahoy after defeating Dutch Veteran Robin Hasse. Even though Scot lost the first set of the opening round match, he claimed the second set in the tiebreaker 7(7), 6(2).
Murray fell in the round of 16 to eventual champion Andrey Rublev, but he did not give up quickly in the first set(5-7).
“I Expect A Lot Better Than What I Produced In The Three Tournaments”: Andy Murray
However, the 46 tour-level Titleist was asked about his Miami Open 2021 expectations. Notably, Murray is a four-time finalist and two-time title winner in southeastern Florida in the United States.
Murray replied, “I expect a lot better than what I produced in the three tournaments that I played so far. Certainly more consistency there was like there’s some good signs, kind of at the end of the match with Robin Hass and in the first set against Rublev.
“There were some positive signs I think in those matches, but I need to do that for an hour and a half and two hours rather than just 20, 30 minutes here and there.
Hopefully, that will come with matches and also being around the top players more like that was a really good thing in Rotterdam was that like before the tournament there I got to practise with the press was Tsitsipas and oppressor born of courage.” Andy Murray added.
“I Like The Conditions There(Miami)”, Murray
When speaking about his participation at the Florida Masters 1000 event, Murray explained, “I was trying to get on the court with as many of the top players as possible because it is different. There’s a different level, different speed of the ball and stuff, and I did well in the press and competed well, but it took me a little bit of time.”
“I like the conditions there. I haven’t played much outdoors in recent months since the French Open Really has been like five or six months since I’ve been outdoors, so that’s why I’m trying to get out there early to try and adjust the conditions a bit,” the 2009 US Open champion concluded.