Following a disappointing opening loss to Kei Nishikori at the ATP Finals in London, local favorite Andy Murray assessed the court conditions at the O2 arena.
“It’s quite lively, to be honest,” Murray said. “It can be hard to control the ball that can bounce pretty high up on the serve, on the kick serve. Yeah, it’s quicker than the other courts.
“It’s definitely quicker than Valencia and Paris, I would say that. I don’t know exactly why that is, because the balls are the same and it’s the same court, I believe, manufacturer. I don’t know if it’s to do with just how big the stadium is, and it does get warm in there. I’m not sure. But, yeah, it’s quite lively.”
Next for Murray is a Tuesday night match against Milos Raonic.
“Obviously now I need to win my next two matches more than likely, and win them well if I want to go through,” Murray said. “That’s going to be tricky because Milos obviously played fantastic last week in Paris, and Roger always plays well at this event. So I’m definitely going to have to play better if I want to get through.”
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