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'I expect to perform a lot better than I have so far in Miami,' says Andy Murray

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Andy Murray says he expects to see a significant improvement in his game at Miami next week as he builds consistency back into his game.

Murray was not able to play in Australia due to a positive coronavirus test result, but he made an encouraging start to the season in Rotterdam.

He appeared to be moving better and more freely than he has in years, and he competed with world number eight Andrey Rublev before falling just short.

However, Murray believes that he is making real progress right now.

“I expect a lot better than what I produced in the three tournaments that I played so far," Murray told Amazon Prime. "Certainly more consistency.

“There were some good signs at the end of the match with Robin Haase [in Rotterdam], and in the first set against Rublev, but I need to do that for an hour and a half, two hours – rather than just 20, 30 minutes here and there.

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“Hopefully that will come with matches and also being around the top players more.

"That was the really good thing in Rotterdam – before the tournament there, I got to practise with Tsitsipas and Borna Coric.

“It’s a different level, different speed of ball and stuff. I did well in the practices and competed well, but it took me a little bit of time to feel comfortable at that level.

“So, I want to make sure I get on court with as many top players as possible in Miami, and I expect to perform much better on the court. I like the conditions there.

“I haven’t played much outdoors in recent months, so that’s why I’m trying to get out there early – to try and adjust to the conditions a bit.”

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