Andy Murray: I’m capable of progressing past the third round of a Grand Slam.

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Andy Murray, whose Australian Open campaign came to an end with a third-round loss to Roberto Bautista Agut, says he has no doubt that he can once again go far in a Grand Slam tournament. Murray, 35, defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis, 26, in a five-set battle that lasted nearly six hours after shocking 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini in the first round of the Australian Open.

Since Wimbledon in 2021, Murray hadn’t participated in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament. “I felt comfortable about the way I was playing. It’s more fun for me when I go into a big game with the conviction that I can wreck havoc.

There is no doubt that I can advance further than the third round of a slam, but you can also have draws open up for you, so I also need to help myself with that. It’s up to me to try and change that because if I were playing at this level last year, I definitely wouldn’t be in the top 50 or 60 in the world “According to Murray, Eurosport.

Murray is pleased with his work.

A worn-out and drained Murray gave it everything he had after surviving five-set matches against Berrettini and Kokkinakis, but he still couldn’t defeat Roberto Bautista Agut. Murray was defeated 6-1 6-7 (3) 6-3 6-4 by 25th-ranked Bautista Agut, although the British player expressed pride in his efforts and tenacity.

“I feel like I gave this tournament everything I had, so I’m proud of that. That’s all you can do with what you’re doing. Although you can’t always control the outcome, how well you play, or the outcome, you can always control the amount of effort you put forth, and I’m extremely proud of myself for doing that over the last three matches “Murray thought.

Murray neglected the French Open last year in favor of Wimbledon. It will be intriguing to see how the British player performs in the remaining Major competitions in 2023. Murray undoubtedly believes that Wimbledon is still his greatest chance at completing a deep Grand Slam run.