The former world number one Andy Murray recently lost in straight sets to Fernando Verdasco in Cologne. In an interview with a German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Murray talked about his current state and his plans going ahead.
The Briton has been making consistent efforts to get back in form after undergoing major hip surgery in early 2019. His victory last year in Antwerp had boosted him in the initial days of his comeback.
However, he has had disappointing losses in the 1st round at Roland Garros against Wawrinka and Verdasco in Germany. Due to this, the 3-time grand slam champion has been forced to look into his progress and improvement after surgery.
“I Hope To Be Much Higher, To Win More Consistent Matches”- Andy Murray
Murray accepted in the interview that he would have to show some improvement in his game and his position to continue his run in the sport. The current world no.115 was very clear when he said that he would not continue to play if he cannot climb up the ranking table in the months to come.
“If I am still world number 100 in a year, will I? continue to play? Probably not.”, Murray said.
Murray aims to win more matches, play more consistently, and compete against the more outstanding players. He also clarifies that he will not continue to play just because of his love for the sport. Briton will consider his ability to be able to win tournaments such as in Cologne.
“I hope to be much higher, to win more consistent matches, and to compete against the bigger ones. If I can do that, I’ll play as long as possible. But if I struggle and don’t win, I won’t continue just because I love playing tennis. If I’m no longer convinced that I can win a tournament like this in Cologne, that would be a good reason to stop.”, The Scot added.