This is the first occasion when I have played four sets in 14 months

"This is the first occasion when I have played four sets in 14 months, so I need to sit back and watch how I pull up tomorrow. Ideally, I can finally relax, and take it from that point." 




The previous world No 1 fought to a triumph over Australia's James Duckworth on Monday, and even though he was excited to be back winning matches at majors once more, he demanded his aspirations for the US Open stay humble.

After missing four consecutive Grand Slam competitions with the hip issue that constrained him to have the medical procedure in January, Murray still intensely trusts he can return to the highest point of the game.

He said before the competition that, independent of what his kindred greats have accomplished individually rebounds from damage, he ought not to be viewed as a title contender, and nothing is going to alter his opinion.

"[To be a contender] I would have possessed the capacity to prepare and rehearse significantly more than what I have done," he said. "I would have played all matches in the development to the competition. There are many, numerous things that I would have needed to change to be viewed as a contender.



"I don't think anything changes after today. I'm still simply taking it one match at any given moment. This is the first occasion when I have played four sets in 14 months, so I need to sit back and watch how I pull up tomorrow. Ideally, I can finally relax, and take it from that point."

There had been questions about whether Murray would play at all after his late withdrawal from Wimbledon at the same time, floated by coming through three final matches in Washington prior this month, the 31-year-old had no worries about giving it a go.

He stated: "The inconvenience I have been feeling in my hip was a considerable measure superior to anything it was over the grass-court season. I have a cluster of matches added to my repertoire, significantly all the more preparing and only a superior comprehension of where my body is at."

Fernando Verdasco has one prevail upon Murray in 14 gatherings.

Fernando Verdasco has one prevail upon Murray in 14 gatherings.

Murray next appearances 31st seed Fernando Verdasco and the Scot appreciates a 13-1 prevailing upon record.



"Fernando is an incredible shot-creator and somebody that when he's on his diversion, extremely intense to beat," included Murray.

"He has an exceedingly overwhelming forehand, plays with a considerable measure of turn. On the server, sort of troublesome in some cases to realize what he will do.

"I have played him a few times where he's been going for gigantic serves. And after that I likewise played in one, he served he served like 80 for each penny first serve and sort of rolled the serve in."

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