Andy Murray says he doesn’t really feel dangerous about accepting wildcards as he returns to Indian Wells for the primary time since he was world primary.
The 34-year-old will headline Friday’s evening session within the Californian desert alongside new US Open champion Emma Raducanu.
Murray will play Adrian Mannarino of France in his first look at Indian Wells since 2017.
“I am grateful that they’ve given me the chance to play right here,” he mentioned.
“However do I really feel dangerous about it? No, I do not really feel dangerous about it.”
The three-time Grand Slam champion is at present exterior the world high 100 and has subsequently ceaselessly wanted wildcards to entry tournaments this season.
“I might quite get in by proper, clearly,” Murray added.
“However then I may additionally argue that the three years I used to be out injured, I might have rightfully been entered in all of those tournaments.
“I feel after what I’ve gone via the final three or 4 years, and what I had achieved within the sport beforehand, I do not really feel like I must justify the explanations for why I ought to get wildcards.”
Murray, who’s but to beat a top-20 participant this season, has misplaced just lately to Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud and the Wimbledon semi-finalist Hubert Hurkacz.
“I’ve additionally had quite a few alternatives in these matches and never fairly taken them,” mentioned Murray, whose health has improved markedly since Wimbledon.
“They’ll snuff out some alternatives that you just create, but additionally there’s been some stuff in these matches that I actually really feel I may have carried out higher.
“I actually do not feel like I have been outclassed, or that I’ve had no probabilities towards them, so there are some positives to take from these losses.”