British Andy Murray has no intentions of setting high expectations for himself ahead of his anticipated return to competition. The World No. 4 is aware that he has been away for several months and will be unable to gauge his body’s improvements until he return to the ATP Tour.
Murray, who is partaking in the Abu Dhabi exhibition event, discussed the upcoming season, stating that his main focus for the early part of the season is to stay healthy and ensure that his body has healed correctly.
“I can honestly speak for myself and not others. I’m coming back from an injury and I’m not expecting anything,” Murray told Gulf News. “My focus is to try and be healthy. Hopefully, results will come if I’m 100 percent fit.”Article Continues Below Ad
The answer is perfectly in line with Murray’s character as he was never one to speculate or offer any sort of compliments with regards to himself or his own expectations. The Brit was modest when asked about his goals in 2014, saying he would like to see “good results” in major championships and to continue developing his game and adjusting his weaknesses.
“I would expect everyone to play very good tennis this year. I would personally like to get good results in the grand slams. My training has gone very well but until the time you don’t play many matches, you don’t know how good your body is. So therefore, I can’t set any goals right now. I will be playing the best and will get to know what my weaknesses are as others would look to exploit that.”
Murray is scheduled to meet Tsonga on Thursday, December 26, with the winner facing World no. 2 Novak Djokovic the following day. Following the exhibition event, he will make the short trip to Doha to officially begin his ATP season.