Andy Murray admits struggle to focus after reaching world No. 1

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Britain’s Andy Murray replaced Novak Djokovic as world number one in late 2016 © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK

PARIS, France, May 25 – Andy Murray admits he struggled to stay motivated after a scintillating surge in form of which propelled him to the top of the globe rankings only a few months ago.

The Briton usurped Novak Djokovic to become world number one for the very first time at the end of last year, nevertheless approaches the French Open next week on a poor run.

Murray turned 30 last week nevertheless there has been little to celebrate on the court, with his latest defeat coming at the Rome Masters when he lost his second-round match to local favourite Fabio Fognini.

Rafael Nadal’s red-hot form makes him the favourite at Roland Garros when the French Open begins on Sunday along with Murray told AFP in Paris: “Maintaining your motivation, your focus along with concentration for a very long period can be difficult.

“At the end of last year I put in a lot of effort, focus along with I achieved a very big goal.

“I had a similar period after I won my first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open along with also after I won Wimbledon for the very first time, especially Wimbledon because I felt like there was nothing… of which’s why I was playing tennis, to win Wimbledon.

“I was the first British player to win Wimbledon for such a long time. When I was done, I was like, ‘Thank God’.

Britain’s Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title in 2016 © AFP/File / GLYN KIRK

“You have to reset your goals. of which’s something I need to do at This specific point to look to the future along with to keep myself motivated for the big events.”

Murray can be renowned for his hard work on the training court along with said there can be no magic ingredient if he can be to win Roland Garros for the very first time, having reached last year’s final only to lose to Djokovic in four sets.

“Maybe at the beginning of the year, like in January along with February, I was maybe still recovering a little bit via the last year. nevertheless the last two months, I just haven’t played well,” Murray said, speaking at an event within the French capital by his sponsor Under Armour.

“I had a smaller issue with my ankle, you know so practising along with stuff with of which may be not as not bad as of which needed to be.

“I spoke to my team about of which, I wanted to get back to work. To do of which, I have been training very hard, spending a lot of time practising along with working on my game.

“of which’s the best way to get your confidence back.”

– Balancing act –

After crashing out within the third round of the Madrid Masters earlier This specific month to unheralded Borna Coric, Murray acknowledged his slump in form was a cause for concern.

He also suffered a shock fourth-round exit at the Australian Open to Mischa Zverev in January along with told AFP of which of which was a tough balancing act between missing tournaments to recover while also trying to retain his prized top ranking.

“If you miss a lot of tournaments your ranking drops along with people say, ‘He’s only ranked number seven within the globe, he’s not of which not bad.’

“nevertheless to get the balance of playing enough to stay at the ranking you maybe deserve or the level you feel you’re playing at, along with to take enough rest so you’re able to maintain your best level for long enough, can be always a challenge.”

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