In the week in which Novak Djokovic played and then lifted the twenty-third career slam as well as the third Roland Garros, about 300 kilometers away Andy Murray was about to triumph in the Challenger circuit at the Surbiton tournament which took place during the second week of the Paris tournament .
The former Briton made the decision to end his clay court season prematurely to focus on the grass which in the past gave him two Wimbledons and one of the two Olympic gold medals. Talking about the victory of his rival of many finals Novak Djokovic, the Scotsman also joked: "I'm very happy for him, he deserves it," made his debut Andy Murray who reached the final once at the Roland Garros in 2016, then losing against the 36-year-old from Belgrade.
Murray then added: "When he beat me in the final at Roland Garros he lost a bit of motivation in subsequent tournaments, I hope the same thing happens at Wimbledon," he said with a chuckle before offering an interesting reflection.
"When I watch him play I can't believe that a few years ago I was competing one-on-one with him and winning big matches," he also said.
Andy Murray and his challenges against Djokovic
Thirty years from now it may be said of me that I have only won three Grand Slam titles, but every single result I have achieved against the Big 3 makes it even more deserving.
"I am proud of what I have achieved against the greatest generation of tennis players in history", concluded the Briton who after a very difficult period with small steps returned to the circuit and returned first to the top 100 in the world while now he is at the position number 44 which seems almost a miracle if we think that a few years ago the three-time Grand Slam winner had also decided to retire only to change his mind and continue to fight and have fun.
The Briton is competing in the Nottingham Challenger as the number 1 seed. In the first round he beat Joris De Loore in straight sets while now he will have to face Hugo Grenier in the round of 16.