“Need To Go Back To My Usual Style Of Play”: Andy Murray Wants To Train A Lot After Loss at ATP 250 Cologne


Andy Murray

Andy Murray who is known for his aggressive play and never give up attitude across the court. However, the three-times Grand Slam champ has struggled in his game a little bit after his back-to-back hip surgery. And while Murray’s wish is to back to form, he gives his best in every match and is eager to play each tournament. 

The former world number one player is now participating in back-to-back ATP 250 events in Cologne, Germany. Meanwhile, he was eliminated from the first event after losing his opening round match to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday.

Andy Murray

After a straight-set loss (4-6, 4-6), Murray said, “It was difficult to play this game the way I felt today. I had some opportunities, but I did not serve well again. You have to take advantage of these courts’ break options. And I did not play them properly. He was better.”

Speaking about the opponent and his performance, Andy explained, “he improved this meeting regarding Paris is minimal. I found it better because the surface favors me more, but at the level of play has been almost as bad.”

“I Need To Train A Lot”: Andy Murray  

While Murray exited earlier from the first Cologne event, he wants to play the second event next week after full training sessions. 

Andy Murray

Murray continued, “I need to go back to my usual style of play, I am moving away from it, and I don’t know why. I have to improve my physical form. I may make more unforced errors because I don’t look good on the move. And I change the way I play.”

“I need to train a lot and, above all, play matches. And I am going to stay here this week doing demanding training sessions to be ready next week,” he concluded. 

The second Cologne ATP 250 indoor event will take place from 19th October to 25th October.  

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