Andy Murray says he still believes he can get better despite battling to an impressive win over Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells.
The former world number one dropped the first set to the Spaniard, but was able to keep his head and scrap his way to victory.
What was perhaps most pleasing was how fresh and fit he was looking after three hours of physical tennis, but Murray says he still sees plenty of room for improvement.
“It was hard conditions,” Murray said. “It was very hot.
“Because of the nature of the court here, you’re going to play some long rallies, especially against a player like him.
“At times I played some really good tennis. It wasn’t my best match. I can certainly still do things better.
“I thought I competed well today, which was probably the most pleasing part for me.”
Andy Murray will face world number four Alexander Zverev in round three, and he is obviously expecting a very tough match.
“Zverev is a top player,” he said. “He’s had a good summer post Wimbledon with the Olympics, then a great run in New York.
“It’s not going to be easy for me. I played some good matches against him in the past. I will need to play really well.
“He’ll certainly go in as the overwhelming favourite. But if I play a high-level match, I’ll be right in there.”
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