Andy Murray declared he wants more match practice as he chases his first singles victory of his injury comeback on Monday against teenager player who has scraped just USD 150 in career earnings.

Murray has shunned the bright lights of the US Open in New York to play in a second-tier Challenge event in Mallorca at the tennis academy run by Rafael Nadal.

Andy Murray said, “I wasn’t coming here to think necessary about trying to win the tournament, I just wanted to play competitive matches.

“There are some good players here, guys around 100 in the world, so I am hoping to get the opportunity to play against some of them and keep testing myself.”

Murray added more, “Any time you enter a competition, you want to try and do your best and have the goal at the end of trying to win but the most important thing for me is to trying to play matches just now.”

“That’s what I am hoping for. If I can win at the end of the week that would obviously be nice but we’ll have to see. I haven’t played more than one singles match in a week so I don’t know how my body will feel after two, three and four matches, I am hoping it will be okay.”

After undergoing hip surgery in January following his first-round exit from the Australian Open, Murray began easing his way back by playing doubles, starting with a title at Queen’s in June.


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