Former World No.1, Murray, could perhaps be described as the epitome of resilience and valiance. Despite losing most of the games he really wanted and needed to win this year, the 34-year old just won’t give up trying.
Two days ago, he lost to 38th ranked Spanish teenager, Garfia after a surprise but hard-fought win against World No.5 in the Vienna Open, but the three time grand slam champion is determined to keep fighting.
Next, he will appear at the Stockholm Open as a wild card entry, reportedly his 14th this year alone. At 34, while most sports people would be thinking of retirement, Murray is making a debut and is thankful to be back in play after injuries. “It is amazing that I have been able to even get back and be playing,” he disclosed.
Though he hasn’t performed as well as he should have been expected, the Briton is happy with the steps he’s made towards being at his best. “… some will go ‘Oh, he’s not winning enough…But I shouldn’t be doing better than what I am with the situation with my body and what I’ve been through,” he reasoned.
Earlier on, Murray said he wasn’t ashamed of accepting wild cards and didn’t need to justify his reasons because his past successes in the game spoke for themselves. He stresses the fact that winning games is what he’ll be looking for.
Hopefully, the 2012 US Open champion’s belief in himself pushes him to better results in Stockholm, as the Englishman knows that playing top five opponents after all he’s been through is something most wouldn’t be able to do.