Former global primary Andy Murray mentioned he’s seeing indicators of development in his recreation after attaining his first ATP quarter-final in two years on Wednesday with a comfy victory over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil on the Moselle Open.
The 34-year-old Briton, who had hip surgical procedures in 2018 and 2019, has now not been in a position to get again to the type of shape that helped him win 3 primary titles and two consecutive Olympic singles gold medals in London and Rio de Janeiro.
Murray, who has slipped to 113th within the scores, confirmed glimpses of his previous self on Tuesday when he rallied to overcome global quantity 26 Ugo Humbert of France — the highest-ranked opponent he has defeated this yr.
He then beat global quantity 66 Pospisil 6-3 6-3 to achieve the remaining 8 level at an ATP match for the primary time since profitable in Antwerp in October 2019.
“This era has been essentially the most tournaments I’ve performed (not too long ago) and my frame feels excellent and I’m beginning to acquire just a bit little bit of self belief with every fit,” Murray mentioned on Wednesday on the ATP 250 match in Metz, France.
“I’m beginning to see the issues and the way I wish to play them once more, which is superb.
“There were occasions previously yr the place I’ve been a bit bit perplexed and now not seeing how the issues are growing and stuff, which for me was once at all times a powerful a part of my recreation and it made me really feel fairly uncomfortable at the courtroom when I used to be feeling that approach.
“I’m beginning to get that again and the consequences are coming and my tennis is getting higher.”
Murray reached the 3rd spherical of this yr’s Wimbledon and stretched Greek 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to 5 units in his opening spherical defeat on the U.S. Open.
He’ll meet both best seeded Pole Hubert Hurkacz or French participant Lucas Pouille for a spot within the semi-finals.