“I’m not going to keep losing in the second and third round of tournaments,” said Murray. “I will get better and I will improve and I will break through in one week, or two weeks, or a few months. It will happen. I obviously would like it to be happening quicker than what it is.
“If I continue on that path and build up a little bit more consistency, be that little bit more clinical and a bit more ruthless, I will start winning more and have some deep runs, but it’s tough.”
The last few years have been injury-strewn for Murray after having two hip operations but this year he was back on the tennis circuit. He fell to a third round Wimbledon loss and was knocked out in the first round of the US Open.
Murray suffered yet more early-exit misrery at Indian Wells and Antwerp but will hope to turn his fortunes around at the Paris Masters if he is handed a wildcard. He will also play in Stockholm but isn’t planning on competing at the Davis Cup.
Great Britain’s hope for a win at the Vienna Open isn’t over though, as Cameron Norrie continues his march to another title in a match against Felix Auger-Aliassime on Thursday. British No 1 Norrie recently won at Indian Wells and is on a seven-game win streak.