Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, expressed his determination to finish the year on a positive note, despite the ups and downs he's encountered.
Speaking at the Zhuhai Championships in China, Murray, now ranked 41st in the world, reflected on his eventful year, which included a recent contribution to Britain's Davis Cup victory over Switzerland.
Murray acknowledged that he wished the year had unfolded differently, admitting, "There have been some good moments, but also some tough losses." One of the painful memories was his five-set defeat at Wimbledon to Stefanos Tsitsipas, a match that extended into the next day due to a tournament curfew.
In addition to his Wimbledon disappointment, Murray faced an abdominal injury at the Canadian Open and an early exit at the US Open. Despite these challenges, Murray, who underwent career-saving hip surgery in 2019, highlighted that he reached his highest ranking in a while, signalling a positive trajectory.
Murray, who had a strong start to 2023 by reaching the final in Qatar, expressed his hope for a strong finish to the year. With several tournaments ahead, he remains optimistic about his progress.
His journey continues as he faces Chinese wildcard Mo Yecong in his opening match at the Zhuhai Championships, aiming to make a comeback and add to his ATP title count.