Murray wants to improve ranking at ABN Amro tournament
Andy Murray sees the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament as an opportunity to gain rhythm and improve . Been ranking
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"I wanted to play some games before the tournament Acapulco late February. There were several options , but Rotterdam I have played before and with pleasure . Moreover, it is close to my home town of London ," the number six in the world Monday at a press conference .
" In addition, I spent the next week hardly defend points so that opportunities to improve my ranking . Whatever "
Murray was in October last year, had surgery on his back . Early this year , the winner of Wimbledon was until his return to the ATP tour .
The Scot then again found pleasure in playing tournaments. " Because I 've been there a while and now am completely pain free , I can again enjoy being on the tour. "
" My back feels so far very good, but it remains to be seen how it plays out in the longer term . At the Australian Open , I have only my first really long matches, but the advantage there is that you play every day. "
" Here in Rotterdam, I will probably have to play , if I win a few games at least. Every day I wonder how I feel then . "
"At the Australian Open I started to really feel me after my surgery . Well again in the quarter-final against Roger Federer , I made even though I lost another step in the right direction , because so much resistance I had not had since comeback . "
Murray has as a major goal for this year to improve on clay . "Normally I play only three or four clay tournaments per year. Now I also played in the Davis Cup against the United States on clay and probably will be the case in the next Davis Cup match against Italy . Hopefully that and I wen something more to the type of job , "said the Scot .
Murray follows enthusiast as the Winter Olympics in Sochi on the foot . He looked at Ahoy Monday for the Netherlands as successful 500 yards on television . Michel Mulder grabbed the gold for Jan Smeekens and Ronald Mulder .
" It was great . Incredible ," said the Scot . "I love sports and when I have time I watch everything . Scots we are I believe pretty good at curling . Yea, though everyone always laugh when I say that . "
Murray plays Wednesday at 19.30 his first match in Ahoy . The winner of 2009 in Rotterdam extent than in the first round , the Frenchman Edouard Roger - Vasselin .