After reaching the semifinal of the Challenger in Surbiton, Andy Murray plays at the 2022 Stuttgart Open in Germany where he started with a win against Christopher O'Connell.
Earlier this season, the 2-time Wimbledon champion has decided to donate his prize money to UNICEF to help people in Ukraine and he will be hoping to accumulate as much as possible during the grass-court season. In 2013 and 2016, Andy Murray went unbeaten on grass and he started well also this year and will try to keep improving his record.
"I just want to keep improving week on week and match on match," said Murray. "That's all you can do really. You can't control the results, you can't predict how the results are going to go but hopefully I can make improvements each round. I thought I played some good tennis at times."
"I didn't serve my best today and obviously got off to a slow start, but once I got the break back in the first set I played some pretty good points. It was quite solid from there but yes, I would like to serve a bit better."
"I played 4 matches last week in Surbiton. I played some good tennis, but those were other grass courts, more old-school. Lower bounce, very fast. But it was a good start, hopefully I can continue this here."
"I’m donating my prize-money to UNICEF. I’ve worked with them over a number of years. What’s happening in Ukraine is horrific. Children having to flee their homes, getting killed or separated from their parents."
"There is not much I can do, but I felt I could give as much as I can this year to the Ukrainian people. What happens with the money is kind of flexible. The situation is changing constantly. But the money will be there to support children and their families. UNICEF will use the money best."