It’s no surprise Andy Murray’s is feeling like he is on top of the world, that’s because he is! And he couldn’t be happier after what’s happened this season.
Eight titles including a second Wimbledon a second gold medal and three Masters titles. Plus, the No. 1 ranking. And off court he and wife Kim welcomed their first child, Sophia, back in February.
“This year I consider the best year I’ve had on court. The last few months have been the best in terms of my consistency,” Murray said. “Obviously away from the court, this is by far the best year I’ve had in my life. Big change but a great change, and I’ve really enjoyed being a parent.”
Murray can now put a bow on his year by winning his first ATP Finals title in front of his home fans in London.
“I don’t feel any different this week than I did the week before, maybe when you step on the court you have a little more confidence,” he said. “I didn’t feel much different when I woke up on Monday morning, I feel just the same.”
Murray’s main rival, Novak Djokovic, is always lurking despite his recent slump.
“I expect Novak is going to start playing his best tennis again, last couple of months he hasn’t, but before then he’d been playing great,” Murray said.
“It wasn’t months it was years he was playing great tennis for. For him not to play his best for a couple of months, I’m sure for him is not too much to worry about. I imagine shortly he’ll be back to playing his best. There’s no reason to think he won’t have a really good tournament here.”
Murray opens play in London on Monday evening against Marin Cilic. To keep No. 1 he’ll have to finish equal or better than Djokovic. He has a 27-12 combined record against his round robin opponents (Cilic, Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka).
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