Andy Murray French Open

‘I expect to perform much better at Miami Open’, says Andy Murray

Andy Murray expects to perform better at next week’s Miami Open than in his previous three tournaments this year. 

The former world No. 1 reached the final of the Biella Challenger in his first 2021 event, before falling in the first round in Montpellier the following week.

The 33-year-old Brit then beat Robin Haase to reach the second round in Rotterdam – where he lost to world No. 8 Andrey Rublev.

Andy Murray – currently ranked 118th in the world – won the Miami Open Masters 1000 tournament in 2009 and 2013.

“I expect a lot better than what I produced in the three tournaments that I played so far. Certainly more consistency,” said Murray in an interview with Prime Video.

“There were some good signs at the end of the match with Robin Haase, and in the first set against Rublev (in Rotterdam), but I need to do that for an hour and a half, 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. That was the really good thing in Rotterdam – before the tournament there, I got to practise with Tsitsipas and Borna Coric.

“It is different. It’s a different level, different speed of ball and stuff. I did well in the practices and competed well, but it took me a little bit of time to feel comfortable at that level.

“So, I want to make sure I get on court with as many top players as possible in Miami, and I expect to perform much better on the court. I like the conditions there.

“I haven’t played much outdoors in recent months, so that’s why I’m trying to get out there early – to try and adjust to the conditions a bit.”

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