Murray hopes to take form to SW19


Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by The News Editor

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Andy Murray is hoping he can bring his record-equalling Queen’s form with him to Wimbledon.

Murray was a comprehensive 6-3 6-4 winner in the Aegon Championship final against Kevin Anderson, joining John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and Andy Roddick as a four-time winner of the event.

Just a couple of hours earlier the Scot had finished off Viktor Troicki in the delayed semi-final and he was ruthlessly effective in seeing off big-serving Anderson, breaking once in each set but outclassing his opponent throughout.

Now his goal is to maintain that level as he plots a second triumph at SW19.

“It’s been a great week for me and hopefully I can continue that form through to Wimbledon,” he said.

“Obviously you want to go to Wimbledon with matches under your belt on grass. Now I need to make sure I use the next seven days as best as possible.

“I want to continue playing this way through Wimbledon, I need to keep practising hard, playing well and we’ll see what happens in a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to it.”

Murray believes his game is at least as good as 2013, when he peaked with an emotional Wimbledon success, but insists the current roster – headed by Novak Djokovic – demands constant improvement.

“I’m playing better than then, I feel, but you know it’s extremely difficult to win these events,” added Murray.

“Everyone’s improving all the time. You’re playing against some of the greatest who’ve ever played the game so you need to keep working hard to get better.

“I still feel there’s things I can improve and learn. I keep trying to do my best and hopefully play like this more often.”

Murray can certainly take inspiration from his efforts against Anderson but was not getting carried away, despite producing a wide range of winners and a bulletproof service game.

“When you’re playing a match you’re trying to focus on the next point, not thinking about how you’ve played or haven’t played,” he explained.

“I’m often very critical of myself on the court. But obviously I came up with some great shots when I needed them.

“Kevin’s had a fantastic week and he’s playing some great tennis so I had to play that way if I wanted to win.”

As for joining the ranks of the four-time champions at Queen’s, Murray confessed a personal bond with the event.

“I love the tournament here. It’s where I won my first match at 18 as a wildcard,” he said.

“I love the court and I love the club. The crowd was packed from the very first Monday through to the end of the tournament and I’m pleased to play in front of a crowd with such fantastic support.”

Published: Monday 22nd June 2015 by The News Editor

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