Former world number 1 Andy Murray going out crashed in the second round of the match in progress 2022 Rotterdam open when he lost in straight sets to the young Canadian player Felix Auger-Aliassime. Murray broke into the top 100 of the ATP rankings for the first time in 45 months but could not come back with the good form many expected.
Murray previously beat Alexander Bublik who entered the match with a title at 2022 Montpellier open where he beat the top seed and world number 3 Alexander Zverev in the final. Murray beat Bublik in straight sets and looked promising but Felix turned out to be too good for Brit, who was eliminated in the Round of 16.
While many appreciate that Murray continues to fight with a metal hip and shows signs of continuous progress but Paul Annacone‘s current coach Taylor Fritz and former coach of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras offered several different thoughts on Murray’s current situation.
“We know Andy Murray likes to be a stopper, that he likes to rely on those great defensive skills, but unfortunately that won’t be enough anymore. The players today are too fit, there is too much power in this modern tennis. He’s going to have to find a way, I think using his first ball as good as possible because it can be very effective,” Annacone spoke on Tennis TV, where he works as an analyst.
Andy Murray will play in the next Qatar Open
Murray has been given the wildcard for upcoming ATP-250 Qatar Open where he will appear for the second time in a month. The tournament will feature some of the top players in the form of Denis Shapovalov, Roberto Bautista Agutlast year’s champion Nikoloz Basilashvili, Daniel Evans, Karen Khacanov and Bublik to name a few. However, Murray can expect his ranking to improve further and is expected to rise to world number 87 after a brief stint in Rotterdam.
https://firstsportz.com/tennis-thats-not-going-to-be-enough-anymore-andy-murray-slammed-by-paul-annacone-former-coach-of-federer-and-sampras/ “It won’t be enough anymore” Andy Murray told Paul Annacone, former coach of Federer and Sampras »FirstSportz