Former No. 1 Andy Murray admits his disappointment after losing to Alexander Bublik in the quarter-finals of the Infosys Hall of Fame. It was the 35-year-old veteran’s final appearance for the grass-court season and he lost to Bublik after two tightly-contested sets.
“Obviously I just want the results to be a bit better,” Murray said.
“I felt like I had a good chance of [advancing] here.”
“If I got through Bublik, it would have been a good opportunity potentially in the semi-finals. But… to have my body feeling pretty good and getting lots of matches is important for me.”
“The grass-court season as a whole there were some good moments, but also some tough ones.”
“Today’s match and the loss at Wimbledon were disappointing and frustrating for me, but then I also had my best wins in a while in Stuttgart.”
“So a bit up and down, but a little bit of progress overall and I’ll try and keep that going through the hard-court summer.”
The Scot’s ATP rankings have improved after playing 13 tournaments so far this season. It made him optimistic about his health after struggling with his form and fitness for so long after undergoing hip surgery.
Murray said: “[I want] to continue to improve. If I keep seeing progress I’ll continue to keep playing.”
“It was disappointing. [The] first set came down to a couple of points and then I had a few opportunities in the second. But I thought he played a pretty solid match.”
“Generally he can be a little bit up and down, but there was really only one moment in the second set [when] he was a bit inconsistent. But for most of the match, he was solid.”