Australian Open 2013: Andy Murray Prepares for French Open After Loss to Djokovic
By Czarina Malleta | January 29, 2013 1:43 PM EST
After losing to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Andy Murray is determined to bounce back from the slumps. How will he do it? The British tennis player is keen to accomplish his short-term goals that will get him ready for the French Open.
Murray shows no signs of giving up when it comes to tennis. After putting so much effort in training during December for the Australian Open, Murray went to Melbourne with high expectations of winning the cup.
However, things didn't go his way after his loss to Novak Djokovic.
But after his disappointment, Murray is ready to try again. For this year, Murray said that he is confident that he will be able to break the pattern. With new confidence to boost him and the sense of worth he gained from the US Open crown, Murray develops a stronger outlook.
"My next goal is to try and play good tennis in Indian Wells and Miami. I've realized in the last year or so that when I set myself short-term goals I tend to play better tennis that way," said Murray who is expected to be back in court on March.
"Previously after every slam I would look way ahead to the next one and kind of take my eye off the ball with the other events. So that's the immediate goal, and also to slightly think about the French Open. It's a tournament I'm capable of doing well in but for me it takes a lot of practice, a lot of hours on clay to get used to it," Murray added.
Murray's match to Djokovic at the Australian Open was an opportunity for him to showcase that he can be the second best tennis player in the world. But landing on third place has considerably hurt his chances to snag the title.
And when asked if he feels that it's harder to climb on top spot, Murray said in all honesty that it was "tough."
"The argument a few years ago was about [Caroline] Wozniacki being No 1 without a slam. But if I had won here I would have two slams, a Wimbledon final and Olympic gold and I would have still been well behind Novak. With his consistency just now, and Rafa [Nadal] coming back, it's going to get tougher. I'll need to do well the next few months and not play badly, especially in the Masters series," Murray said.
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