Murray: "I feel lucky to have played against Federer, Djokovic and Nadal"



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Murray: "I feel lucky to have played against Federer, Djokovic and Nadal"

Andy Murray, despite everything and everyone, is continuing to work hard to reach his best level after injuries and lengthy rehabilitation. The former world number one has shown great improvements in recent weeks and at the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna he took away the satisfaction of taking his first win against a top 10 of the year.

Murray defeated Hubert Hurkacz in three sets and won the second round at the Erste Bank Open. The Scotsman had a match point canceled in the tie-break that closed the second set, but he didn't give up and in the last set he imposed his rhythm again on the exchanges.

Murray will face Carlos Alcaraz in the round of 16. The two have already met at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and the winner was the player born in 1987. Murray's said: "It was a great match. I didn't like losing my serve in the first game of the third set, but I was able to catch up the break in the next game.

From that moment on, I probably deserved to win. It was a good win." The three-time Grand Slam champion also talked about the Big 3 in a recent interview with RTBF. "It's a really difficult question. Obviously, on the one hand, I regret it because I could have won a lot more if they hadn't been there or if I was 5 or 6 years younger now.

Surely I would have had more opportunities, but on the other hand I had the opportunity to play and challenge the strongest players in history and I have faced them in the most important tournaments. I did well against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, against Roger Federer at Wimbledon and against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open and the US Open, some of them I beat them in the final and also at the Olympic Games.

I have not always won but I have always fought on an equal footing and I feel lucky to have played against them, certainly this has helped me to raise the bar."

Andy Murray: "Without the Big 3 I would have won more"

Andy Murray is slowly returning to compete at least close to his standards.

In his debut at the Vienna tournament, the experienced British tennis player beat the Top Ten and number 5 seeded Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets. Murray unwittingly gave help to the blue tennis player Jannik Sinner with the Pole who lost an important match in the race for the ATP Finals at the end of the year.

In recent months Andy is returning to a good level, he has played interesting matches and despite an unprofitable ranking is one of the most dangerous obstacles to face in the first rounds of tournaments. Now in the second round he will face the young Spanish talent Carlos Alcaraz, an opponent already beaten a few weeks ago.

At the end of the match won against Hurkacz Murray spoke to the media dealing with various issues and returning to his career which saw him protagonist in close contact with the Big Three, composed of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Speaking to the media, the former world number one spoke about the alleged regret of playing in the Big Three era and Andy commented: "It's a really difficult question. Obviously, on the one hand, I regret it because I could have won a lot more if they hadn't been there or if I was 5 or 6 years younger now.

Surely I would have had more opportunities, but on the other hand I had the opportunity to play and challenge the strongest players in history and I have faced them in the most important tournaments. I did well against Nadal at Roland Garros, against Federer at Wimbledon and against Djokovic at the Australian Open and the US Open, some of them I beat them in the final and also at the Olympic Games.

I haven't always won but I've always fought on an equal footing and I feel lucky to have played against them, certainly this helped me to raise the bar." Murray has always been competitive with the Big Three so much that over the years he has been part of the Fab Four.