Andy Murray says he will continue to play as long as he keeps seeing progress as he drew a line under his grass court season.
Murray had a mixed time on his favourite surface, reaching the final of Stuttgart before picking up an injury and having to miss Queen's. He recovered in time for Wimbledon, but ran into an inspired John Isner in round two.
The former world number one then went to America to play the Hall of Fame Open but was knocked out in the quarterfinals by eventual finalist Alexander Bublik, but he sees the grass season as a success overall.
“It was disappointing,” Murray admitted after losing in Newport to Bublik.
“[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.”
“The grass court season as a whole there were some good moments, but also some tough ones. 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.”
Andy Murray climbed another two places in the world rankings thanks to his performance at the Hall of Fame Open, and he now continues his quest to earn a seeded position at the US Open.
He will go to Atlanta next where he joins a strong field alongside the likes of Nick Kyrgios, Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka and John Isner.
Murray is also on the entry list for the Citi Open in Washington and will look to be involved in the Cincinnati Masters and Canadian Open too as he chases valuable rankings points.
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