Andy Murray Talks about Playing Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi Next Season

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 | 0

Two-time Grand Slam winner, Andy Murray, is looking forward to put a second-rate 2014 season behind as he gears up in Miami to ascend to a ‘best possible shape’ for the forthcoming season.

“I am excited about the upcoming season and I am working extremely hard in Miami right now to get myself in the best possible shape,” Murray was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

Murray, who won a major title each in 2012 (U.S. Open) and 2013 (Wimbledon), failed to pull off a singles Grand Slam crown this year, finishing with a substandard win-loss record of 60-21 in 2014 season.

“Last year was about getting myself back up to the levels required to compete with the best in the world and in 2015 the plan is to take that a step further,” he added.

Scheduled to kick-off the new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Murray is slated to lock horns with Frenchman Gael Monfils in the opener, the winner of which will advance to meet Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

“Gael is an incredibly tough opponent but one of the most enjoyable guys to play against on the tour,” continued Murray.

“If I can get the better of him then I’ll be playing Rafa in his first match of the year. If I’m going to win in Abu Dhabi I’ll have to beat some of the best tennis players in the world, so it’s not going to be easy, but it’s a challenge I am looking forward to.”



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