Andy Murray fires rivals warning after win against Jannik Sinner in Stockholm

Andy Murray has warned his rivals that he has "a lot to offer" still after sealing his "best win this season" against Jannik Sinner in the last-16 of the Stockholm Open.

Murray's comeback trail took a huge step forward tonight after he saw off the top seed and world No 10 in Stockholm in straight sets, winning 7-6(4), 6-3.

Murray had overcome Hubert Hurkacz in three sets while the Pole was world No 10 just weeks ago at the Vienna Open, which was seen as a statement win on his comeback trail.

However, this victory was perhaps even bigger, having fended off his rival in straight sets in the Swedish capital.

And the three-time major champion, who underwent hip surgery two years ago, is optimistic that he can once again rise onto bigger and better things within tennis.

When asked what percentage he was currently operating at compared to in his prime, Murray, who labelled the win as the biggest of his season so far, said after his triumph: "I think I still have a lot to offer.

"I don't know what it is in terms of percentage but I'm still able to compete and win matches against guys who are in the top 10 in the world.

"And I've been competitive against guys who were third or fourth in the world so if my body stays good, and I'm able to build momentum for tournaments and matches, I believe I can get right up there again."

Despite his words of encouragement, the former world No 1 did admit he is living in the here and now with injuries still a huge worry.

The 34-year-old added: "Ideally you want to have a longer term view on things, it's a bit better in terms of how you improve and how you view results, but I'm also aware that another injury could mean the end.

"So I want to try and make the most of every single week and be as competitive as I can whilst I'm still able. Every week is important to me right now."

Murray has now set up a quarter-final showdown with American Tommy Paul at the Stockholm Open after the world No 53 overcame compatriot Taylor Fritz 6-4 6-4 in the round of 32.

Murray knows a tough task lies ahead, and he is desperate to follow up his victory over Sinner in style and go deep in the tournament as he looks to rise to the summit of men's tennis again.

Speaking more about his win over Sinner, Murray added: "Obviously if I want to move back up the rankings and have good runs in tournaments again I need to win these matches.

"I've played a lot of guys ranked between three or four in the world to 15 or 16 and I've won a couple of them this year but I've lost quite a few.

"It's good to turn those matches around and now I'm in the quarters and I want to have a deep run here."

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