Andy Murray declares he will keep playing as long as he sees progress
Andy Murray has no plans to call it quits yet despite a challenging grass court season.
After suffering a last eight defeat to Alexander Bublik at the Hall of Fame Open, Murray was philosophical on his future and his grass swing.
Bublik avenged his defeat to Murray in Stuttgart with a 7-5, 6-4 victory at the final grass court tournament of the 2022 ATP Tour.
Murray admitted that he was disappointed to lose at Wimbledon and Newport but believes there have been plenty of positives over the last few months.
The former World No 1 also outlined his approach to the rest of his career saying that he will keep playing as long as he feels like he is progressing.
“It was disappointing,” Murray said after his latest defeat. “(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.
“(I want) to continue to improve. If I keep seeing progress I’ll continue to keep playing.”
Murray is hopeful of returning more positive results as the tour heads back to North America ahead of the US Open.
“The grasscourt season as a whole there were some good moments, but also some tough ones,” Murray said.
“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.”
Murray generated considerable buzz at the outset of the grass swing after deep runs at Surbiton and Stuttgart but niggling injuries have raised doubts about whether he will fulfill the promise of adding to his 46 career titles.
He recorded his first top-five win since his return to the court after hip replacement surgery when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in Stuttgart and also saw off eventual Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios before losing the final to a red-hot Matteo Berrettini.
Murray has surprised many with how competitive he has been since his return and could be a danger in the coming weeks if he can stay injury-free.
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