Murray turns his attention to London


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:55

After finishing off his second-round match with James Blake shortly before 2am on Thursday morning, the 22-year-old Scot returned to the court 14 hours later to face Stepanek, who clinched a 1-6 6-3 6-4 success.

Murray, who won last week’s tournament in Valencia following a six-week injury lay-off, told the ATP website: “Obviously to win a tournament after that long out was great. I wanted to try and play as many matches as possible. I would have signed up for playing seven matches and winning six of them before these couple of tournaments, and it was kind of just what I needed before London.”

He added: “I get nine days’ rest to get rid of all the niggles and stiffness. I’ll be feeling good going in there, I’m sure, a lot better than I would have been if I had gone out early both weeks.”


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