Murray on his new racket and why he still believes he can win


Andy Murray by no means is aware of when he’s overwhelmed.
He has proved that repeatedly by defying medical science to make a return to motion from what would usually have been a career-ending hip drawback and now the previous world No.1 is taking a look at 2022 as his final yr of redemption.
The 2-time Wimbledon champion opened as much as Eurosport in a compelling interview as he competes on the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi and it was clear that his drive to get each final ounce from his tennis profession has not waned.
Certainly, the sceptism from those that doubt him seems to present him gas to proceed, as he steered his ambitions are excessive headed into 2022.
“I simply need to get essentially the most out of what I can, while I’m nonetheless in a position to do it,” acknowledged Murray.
“I’ve spoken to many ex-players which have stated, ‘When it’s gone, nothing will change it. So get pleasure from it while you’re in a position to, play so long as you may’. As a result of I do know quite a lot of gamers have stopped and type of remorse it after they may have saved going.
“I’ve had numerous individuals come as much as me and say, ‘It’s inspirational that you just maintain attempting, you retain preventing and you retain going’, and I suppose that’s one thing that I might, most likely after I completed taking part in, be remembered for.
“I’ve at all times type of felt that method. I prefer it when individuals say that there’s one thing that I can’t do or one thing that I shouldn’t do. That motivates me quite a bit.”
Many have questioned whether or not Murray can nonetheless compete in finest of 5 set Grand Slam occasions given his hip points, however he insists that will likely be his major focus subsequent season.
“The largest purpose is to have a deep run in a Grand Slam and be within the quarter-finals, semi-finals of a Slam, have that type of fairytale situation the place it’s like, ‘Might he do it once more? Is it doable?’” he acknowledged.
“A number of individuals stated to me, ‘Cease mentioning it, cease speaking about metallic hip’. And I’m like, ‘Why? It’s related’.
“The truth that I’m in a position to nonetheless do that, and compete with the most effective gamers on this planet with a metallic hip, I’m proud that I’m ready to do this and I feel there’s only a few individuals that might be capable of compete (like that).”
Murray additionally revealed he has began to make use of a brand new racket, after 20 years along with his previous Head body.
“I simply felt that I ought to be attempting one thing that’s perhaps a bit bit simpler to play with, a bit bit extra forgiving,” he added.
“Particularly if I’m not transferring fairly in addition to I used to be up to now and perhaps I’m arriving barely, only a break up second later to some balls and I’m lacking the centre of the racquet, it nonetheless provides me some assist. However sure, it’s actually not a simple factor to do.”
Murray beat Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi on Friday and can play the ultimate of the occasion towards Andrey Rublev dwell on Eurosport on Saturday from 3pm UK time.

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