‘I need to rebuild my confidence,’ admits Andy Murray ahead of Rotterdam test

Andy Murray says the only way to rebuild his confidence is to start winning matches again as he prepares to return to action in Rotterdam this week. 

Murray lost in the first round in Montpellier last week to get his season off to a disappointing start, although he is resolved to play as much tennis as he can this year to try to rediscover his rhythm after so long battling injury.

The former world number one is excited to be back playing again, although he knows what he needs to do if he wants his comeback to start gathering pace.

“I’m pumped to be back competing again,” Murray told the official ATP website. “Physically I feel good, which is the most important thing.

“Obviously the next most important thing for me is to get matches and to get back to winning again on Tour.

“I want to try and get matches, but I need to just focus on the first one and try and get through that.

“I haven’t played much and need to build my confidence and get some wins back.”

Andy Murray will face Dutch veteran Robin Haase in the first round in Rotterdam, and he says his previous records against players mean little now.

“I’ve played Robin a few times on Tour, we know each other pretty well,” Murray said.

“We’ve had some tough matches in big tournaments and he’s a talented guy with a big game. My focus is on that and trying to take each day as it comes just now.

“When you haven’t played loads, you go into these matches and it’s not the same as it was four, five years ago when you were playing five, six matches a week and you were used to that.”

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