‘This week was positive – my body felt good,’ says Andy Murray

Andy Murray described his outing in Cincinnati as ‘positive’ despite his defeat to Hubert Hurkacz.

The former world number one was playing his first tennis since the Olympics, in which he had to pull out of the singles due to a leg injury.

He beat Richard Gasquet in the first round before a narrow loss to Hurkacz, but he seems pretty content with how it’s gone.

“This week was fairly positive,” Andy Murray said. “I played much better than at Wimbledon and the grass-court season.

“If my body doesn’t feel good, that is something that will influence my future, and if, after competing for a number of months, if my tennis is sort of going backwards, that would be another sign for me that things are not how I would like them to be.

“But I don’t see this week as going backwards. My body felt good.

“The American hard courts are not easy on the body. Physically, I was a little bit tired after some of the longer rallies, but in terms of pain and discomfort, my body was really good.”

Murray currently intends to play the US Open, which will be the first Grand Slam since his comeback for which he has not required a wild card.

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