Sad for the defeat Andy Murray said goodbye to Wimbledon with a failed comeback attempt against John Isner. Aware that there are still things to improve, Murray is realistic about his physical condition for the future, leaving up in the air what will happen in the coming months. In the press conference after his defeat, the Briton analyzes his match against John Isner and reveals what his plans are on the circuit.
Injury that bitter his return
“It’s frustrating and it didn’t help. She was in a good place physically and tennis-wise. Serve and return are the two most important shots in the game and I haven’t been able to serve for 10 days after Stuttgart. My abs were completely fine during the match, during the tournament and the last two days before Wimbledon. The positive thing is that physically I felt good during the games. I couldn’t get the victory today”.
“I haven’t served well in the first few sets, while he has served extremely well, as expected. In the fourth set he shouldn’t have lost the game on serve when he was leading 30-0. I’ve missed a couple of balls and a backhand that shouldn’t have missed.
He’s served extremely well when I had opportunities, so I haven’t had many options. I haven’t been successful with his second serves”.
Has your view on reaching advanced rounds of Grand Slams changed?
“For what happened tonight, no. Most tennis players on tour would tell you that matches like today are won or lost by a few points, which I didn’t play well tonight. I don’t see why I should change my view.”
Will he return to Wimbledon?
“It depends on my physique. If I feel good, I will try to continue playing. It is extremely difficult to make long term predictions after the problems I have had with my body. If I’m in a good place physically, I’ll play. It is not easy to keep myself in optimal conditions to compete at the highest level.”
Plans for the next month
“I don’t know, honestly. I want to try to improve my ranking to the level where I will be seeded at the Grand Slams. That is my goal after Miami. I hope to be in that position for the US Open, if not for the Australian Open. I came to Wimbledon believing I could do well.”