Andy Murray was full of praise of the man who beat him, Roger Federer, in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free final.
Murray was going for a rare Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer double on back-to-back days but according to Murray, the Swiss star was too great.
Murray then added that if the ATP court surfaces were faster like Dubai, Federer would be a far greater threat on the circuit, and possibly would return to No. 1.
“I think that the indoor season and the surfaces like this one, I mean, if there was more tournaments on these courts, I think he could definitely be No. 1 in the world for the next few years,” Murray said. “It really suits his game well. Just so many of the courts are so slow now.”
After a good week, Murray now looks ahead to Indian Wells (slower courts) and he feels confidence and happy with where his game is.
“Overall it was a good week,” Murray said. “It was perfect preparation for the stretch over in America. Got through very tough matches against top top players, so it was good.
“I did everything pretty good. I was happy I managed to adjust to the court after a couple matches, because I was struggling at the beginning of the week. Turned out to be a very good week.”
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