The British player saw his 2021 start on a negative foot after coronavirus prevented him from travelling to Australia for the grand slam event. His year started in February at the Biella challenger where Murray played a couple of matches but his tennis was lacking. After that, he continued playing a mixture of challenger and tour-level events in order to his level rise.
It continue to rise through the year and he was able to win some matches back home in the UK during the grass season. As things shifted towards the hard courts again Murray started to find a good level again. He nearly defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the US Open and continued to play well in the indoor circuit. It gave him the confidence to continue working and many expect Murray to be a very competitive player in 2022.
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How far can he remains to be seen but Murray believes the top 20 is possible. All that hard work earned him a nomination for the comeback player of the year Award which is given to the player who has overcome serious injury in re-establishing himself as one of the top players on the ATP Tour. Four players have been nominated: Murray, Sock, Kokkinakis and McDonald with Murray having a solid case for the award.
It remains to be seen whether he gets the nod from his fellow players because this is an award which is voted on exclusively by the players.