"Good match that could have gone either way" - Murray after magic win over Hurkacz in Vienna

Andy Murray broke the Hubert Hurkacz curse by defeating the Pole in two hours and 41 minutes 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3.

It was the first top 10 win For Murray since August of 202 when the Brit defeated Alexander Zverev at the Western & Southern Open. As the scoreline suggests it was a very close match between two players that already played two very close matches in 2021. Murray was able to edge out the win but after the match, he admitted that it could have gone either way:

"It was a good match that could have gone either way. I was disappointed to drop serve in the opening game of the third, but thankfully I was able to get the break back in the next game and from there I probably deserved to get over the line. It was a good win in tough circumstances."

Asked about what is behind the significantly improved level of tennis he is showing, Murray admitted that mostly it comes down to his movement:

"My movement has been getting a little better with each match. A lot of my movement is about anticipation and when you're not playing many matches - like I haven't been in recent years - you don't read the play quite as well. Now I'm starting to see the ball a little earlier and starting to react a little quicker, which means I will start to chase more balls down."

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