Andy Murray’s focus for the 2023 season will be another competitive run on the grass swing.
Murray threatened to mount a serious challenge on home soil in 2022 but came unstuck due to injury after reaching the final at the outset of his grass season at Stuttgart.
He skipped a good portion of the clay swing and even entered the Challenger Event at Surbiton to get up to his level before Wimbledon.
Murray has confirmed that he will make the trip to Australia to start his 2023 season.
“I’ve got a pretty busy schedule planned,” said Murray in a recent interview with Hello Magazine.
“I’ll be kicking off the year in Australia which I always really enjoy. I’ll be playing a tournament out there, and then the Australian Open. After that I’ll be doing some more hard-court tournaments, then hopefully the clay, and then back to the UK for the grass-court season.”
Murray still hasn’t made clear when he intends to retire and appears content to wait and see how his 2023 season will go.
“For now, I’m still focused on playing tennis and winning matches,” he said. “I’ve been pleased with my progress this year, but there are definitely some areas to improve on. I’ll be doing a training block in December so we’ll be hoping to identify some of those areas and work on them, so hopefully I can get some more wins under my belt next year.”
Murray intimated earlier in 2022 that he will keep playing as long as he feels that he is progressing against the background of his level of play when he returned from double hip replacement surgery.
“(I want) to continue to improve. If I keep seeing progress I’ll continue to keep playing,” Murray said.
Murray felt that his body let him down a little on the US Open swing when he suffered from a cramping issue, but hopes to have put that behind him despite not really getting to the bottom of the problem.
“I was pretty downbeat with the last few months,’ he told the Evening Standard. ‘The last seven or eight tournaments, I had issues with cramping and I’ve never had that consistently. So, I’m extremely disappointed.
“I can deal with losing a tennis match as it’s a difficult sport and you sometimes don’t perform as well as you’d like but there’s no excuse for being let down physically.
“My reflection on the last four or five months is that I’ve not been doing enough work to perform at the level I need to.
“I need to change that if I want to get back to the top of the game.”
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