Dan Evans backs Andy Murray to get back to top of the game after beating Scot at Schroders Battle of the Brits

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Andy Murray will take plenty of positives away from the Battle of the Brits however the Scot lamented his inconsistencies on court docket after a semi-final defeat to Dan Evans.
The previous world No.1 confirmed glimpses of the shape that introduced him three grand slams earlier than a hip harm stalled his profession, however Evans battled again in Roehampton to grab a 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory in a riveting contest.
This was Murray’s fourth match in 5 days in his first occasion since final November, having been sidelined due to bone bruising on his pelvis, and he has loved the bodily problem.
However following his defeat on Saturday afternoon within the behind-closed-doors exhibition occasion, Murray mentioned: “I assumed I began the match properly after which like in all of my matches this week, my ranges dropped off a bit after that.
“I’ve simply not been in a position to maintain a excessive degree for lengthy sufficient. My recreation is there, I simply want extra time to practise and put together and I am going to get there.
“It was a giant step up this week from what I have been doing, and I coped with it bodily comparatively properly, I assumed I moved higher with every match and was a bit extra assured. It was a optimistic week.
“A number of the tennis this week has been very encouraging, I simply wasn’t in a position to do it for lengthy sufficient within the matches.
“That is one thing that after I was up on the high of the sport and competing repeatedly, my degree was the identical all through whereas I am struggling to keep up that, most likely simply with lack of matches.”
Murray steered he won’t compete once more till the ATP Tour resumes with the Citi Open, which is scheduled to begin on August 14.
Nonetheless, the Scot plans to skip the next week’s Cincinnati Masters, which has been moved to New York this 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, as he doesn’t wish to threat an harm surfacing on the eve of the US Open.
He added: “It is simply so near a slam and I’d hate to choose up a niggle or one thing that prevented me from enjoying in New York.
“I’d quite play Washington and miss the occasion the week earlier than the US Open, if all of them go forward.”
British primary Evans was impressed with Murray’s serving and believes the two-time Wimbledon champion has each motive for optimism going ahead.
Evans mentioned: “His serve is the primary factor which has actually obtained again to regular since his hip. He can work on the opposite components of his recreation.
“His serve is coming again to its greatest and if he can do this for lengthy intervals of time, there’s just one approach he is going once more.”
As for beating Murray, Evans added: “It is nice. I am immensely proud to have been on the court docket on this atmosphere, within the semi-final, you do not get to try this on daily basis, so it is nice to return by means of with a win.
“I am simply actually pleased with the way in which I performed, particularly the way in which I moved.”
Kyle Edmund awaits Evans in Sunday’s closing after coming from a set right down to beat Cameron Norrie 6-7 (3) 6-4 10-8 in a while Saturday. Norrie will tackle Murray within the third place play-off.
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