Andy Murray Indian Wells 2021

‘It will happen’ – Andy Murray confident of another break through despite Vienna exit


Andy Murray believes it is only a matter of time before he breaks through again and makes a deep run at a tournament after his latest defeat at the Vienna Open.

The former world number one battled past Hubert Hurkacz in his opener, though fell to the impressive Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old exacted his revenge on the former world number one, after Murray defeated him at Indian Wells just a fornight ago.

Despite his defeat, Murray showed more than enough signs that he is on the right path after he continues his recovery from hip surgery.

“I’m not going to keep losing in the second and third round of tournaments. I will get better and I will improve and I will break through in one week, or two weeks, or a few months,” said Murray.

“It will happen. I obviously would like it to be happening quicker than what it is. But he did play extremely well and he’s a top young player and if you’re hitting single-digit unforced errors playing that way and with the power that he has it’s going to be tough.

“If I continue on that path and build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless I will start winning more and have some deep runs, but it’s tough.”

The former world number one believes that his ability to compete with Top 10 players, including his victory against Hubert Hurkacz, gives him the belief that he can have more success.

“I won two days ago against a guy who’s Top 10 in the world, made the semis at Wimbledon this year, won an ATP Masters 1000 this year,” Murray said of Hurkacz.

“Alcaraz had a great run at the US Open and I had a good win against him. I had some good matches against some top players who’ve had great runs at these events, so I’m not really sure why I should think that I couldn’t do that again.

“I sort of look at those matches and think if Hurkacz can make semis at Wimbledon why is that not possible?”

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