Andy Murray news: Scot shows no signs of retiring anytime soon

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Andy Murray climbed back into the top 100 this week, the first time since May 2018, as he is currently ranked world No 95 after his performances at the Sydney Tennis Classic, where he reached the final, and the Australian Open, despite him exiting the competition after the second round stage.

Although the former world No 1 was worrying close to announcing his retirement in 2019 before the season opening Grand Slam after suffering with a persistent hip injury which he has undergone two surgeries for, he’s still stepping out onto court and competiting at the highest level.

The three time Grand Slam champion is about to play in the Rotterdam Open which he was awarded a wildcard for and isn’t thinking of stepping away from the game as long as his body still allows him to play.

“I’m 34 years old and with the problems I’ve had over recent years I’ve got to be careful,” the Scot explained.

“But as long as I feel good and I’m healthy I want to try and play, that’s why I went through all the recovery and training over the last few years.

“I don’t want to feel good just to train, I want to feel good in matches, so I’m going to keep trying to play as much as I can.”

Murray is set to play Alexander Bublik in the opening round in Rotterdam which is no easy feat as the Kazakhstani player won the Open Sud de France last week after beating world No 3 Alexander Zverev for his first ever ATP title and career high ranking of No 31.

The two time Wimbledon winner has complained about his luck in the draw for recent events and is hopeful of climbing even higher up the rankings so he can have a better chance of staying in tournaments for longer, however he announced yesterday that he will be steering clear of clay events this season and instead focussing on Wimbledon in the summer.

Murray faces Bublik in the Rotterdam Open on February 9.

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