Andy Murray won his first match at the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 against Adrian Mannarino with a score of 6-3, 6-2. The former world number one has controlled the game for almost the entire match and in the next round he will give life to the super challenge with Carlos Alcaraz, who still wants to amaze in this 2021.
At the press conference, Murray returned to talk about the lost ring in recent days (the wedding ring was fortunately recovered, ed) and the sensations experienced during the first round.
Murray said: “t’s been four years since I last played here. Honestly, I still think this is one of the best places to play tennis on the ATP Tour. I went through a very hard road to get back here, so I couldn’t be happier to see so many people in the stands, so many people who came to the stadium today to give their support.
I really enjoyed it a lot. I think my mindset and attitude were great tonight. I have not lost the focus of the game in any of the points played. We had to fight on every point, also because of the wind.
Murray and the wedding ring: “I was going to charge…”
This was the main goal before I went on the pitch and it was what made me win. The wedding ring? When I understood the situation, I immediately contacted the lost property office, I even made a couple of phone calls to the hotel, but no one knew anything.
Nobody had found anything. I thought it was there, that you had lost it. I was going to report to the police. After studying the area and talking to them for hours, I even asked if I could watch the cameras.
About an hour later, one of the hotel employees appeared and found everything. I admit, there have been many occasions when he fell out of my shoe. Once, while swimming in a pool, I noticed that my hands were so cold that I was in danger of losing it.
I didn’t notice until the next day when my physiotherapist came back to the pool and found him there. It can be said that I have lost him several times, but he always finds his way back home.”