ISH No1 Andy Murray revealed that his greatest priority is to impress at next week’s ATP Tour Finals after the underwhelming performance with which he lost to Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz.
The 6ft 7in underdog defeated the US Open champion 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in two hours and 25 minutes in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Paris with a performance that Murray described as “aggressive” but one that he felt was encouraged by errors uncharacteristically made.
“I didn’t play a particularly good game and missed a couple of shots that I would have hoped to have made,” said Murray who has this season occasionally struggled with an ongoing back problem yet is among the favourites at the ATP Tour Finals which begin on Monday at London’s O2 Arena.
“He probably gained some confidence from that and started playing better. He played a good tie-break, played aggressive.
“I have to make sure I tighten that up next week, if I get that opportunity in the matches.”