Andy still holds his 699 career victory stats at the Dubai Tennis Championships by losing 7-5-6-2 to Jannik Sinner who is World No. 10 who did not face a breaking point striking his flat, powerful groundstrokes with accuracy and precision to outwork the World No.49.
The Italian fought back his decisive break in a tight first set by being dominant in the second, winning four of the five final games to bring home the victory.” It is a special feeling. He is a legend. Winning three Grand Slams, many, many tournaments and he has had some unfortunate moments with surgeries. His fighting spirit is incredible.” said Sinner in his on-court interview.
Murray has set himself up for consecutive losses as he lost his second-round matches at Qatar open, Australian open, Rotterdam open and now Dubai open.
His hip-injury nightmare has cost him four years and eight months to gather 50 victories for the once World No.1 back in 2016. But his strong will and determination are immaculate and the sole factor that holds up for the Briton, as he is twelfth in the percentage of matches won (76.2) and three of four best in that regard are contemporaries whereas Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal hold the record for the first position for matches won, 83.2% and Roger Federer fourth.
But the three-time Grand Slam Champion will have to find a permanent coach ahead of the Sunshine Double, as it has become his top priority following the disappointing performance in Dubai. He will play next at the Sunshine Double in Indian Wells and Miami via a wild card entry.