Source: Sunday Herald
Basel’s medium-paced, rubberised court should suit Murray’s game and, after two weeks off to rest the hamstring he injured at the Mons Challenger on his last competitive outing, he was sounding a typically confident note last week. Having dragged his ranking up from 411 at the end of last year to its current high of 71, he is already thinking of his next immediate goal, a place in the world’s top 50.
Now I’m playing those bigger tournaments I think I’ve got a good chance of making it to the top 50 early next year. It’s a pretty big jump from where I am but from now on I’m hopefully going to be playing ATP Tournaments week-in and week-out and if you have a couple of good weeks and maybe make a semi-final or even a final, then you can really jump up.
The short break he has had, during which he has stayed with Petchey and his young family in London (“It’s been good apart from the fact his cooking is a bit dodgy,” said Murray, with his customary laconic cheek), has allowed Murray to reflect on his week in the Far East. After watching the Bangkok final tape, he has come to the conclusion he should have relied more on his own strengths and worried less about Federer’s awesome capabilities.
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