Andy Murray mentioned he would maintain attempting to win Grand Slams after crashing out of the US Open second spherical in straight units to 15th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday. The previous world primary was demolished by the 20-year-old Canadian 6-2, 6-3, 6-Four inside Arthur Ashe Stadium in 2hr 8min. However Murray he mentioned he was happy with how his steel hip coped in his first Grand Slam outing because the 2019 Australian Open, when there was discuss of him retiring. “I am extra optimistic about what I can do in Grand Slams earlier than I came to visit right here,” mentioned Murray who rallied to a win thrilling five-set match in opposition to Japan’s 49th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka within the first spherical on Tuesday.

The Scotsman is attempting to rebuild his profession after an injury-ravaged three years, and presently sits 115th on the earth rankings.

“I really feel like I am again at sq. one having not performed Slams for just a few years,” Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, advised reporters.

“I must construct up my physique and my bodily conditioning in order that, you already know, I’ve the flexibility to again up five-set matches. That takes a little bit of time, sadly.”

Murray, the 2012 US Open champion, mentioned he was and not using a bodily “robustness” bodily and wanted to work arduous on fine-tuning abilities which have lacked critical match follow in 2020.

“I am ranked 115, 120 on the earth and my sport displays that simply now. So I will must get higher if I wish to transfer up the rankings and be extra aggressive,” he mentioned.

The 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon winner, who was famend for his never-say-die angle on the peak of his powers, insists he’s not able to throw within the towel but.

‘Shoot for the celebrities’

“By way of successful Grand Slams once more, that is going to be extraordinarily tough to do. It was arduous sufficient after I had two regular hips. So it is going to be tough, however I will maintain attempting.

“Why not? Why should not I strive my hardest to do this? And if I do not, that is all proper. However I would as nicely shoot for the celebrities.

“And if I do not — yeah, if I do not get there, then that is all proper. However I am attempting my finest to get essentially the most out of what my physique offers me now.

He mentioned he would play within the rearranged French Open later this month.

Murray was unable to repeat his first-round heroics in opposition to the big-serving 21st-ranked Auger-Aliassime who dominated from begin to end.

The Canadian, who did not face a break level, smashed 24 aces and 52 winners in a one-sided affair. Murray mustered simply two aces and 9 winners.

“He is a giant man. He takes the ball on. There’s clearly pretty fast situations right here, as nicely.


“Possibly served slightly bit higher tonight than he had within the final couple of weeks, which helped.

Felix Auger-Aliassime amassed 97 successful factors in comparison with Murray’s 68.

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