Murray has played 20 matches in 5 weeks, winning three titles to scale to fifth in the ATP rankings. He’s also trying to qualify for next month’s World Tour Finals in London.
Murray said: “Murray constantly liked to qualify for it but also I would like to get back in the top eight players on the planet and it makes a tremendous difference for seedings in the important occasions. Murray still have a possibility of getting perhaps to four between now and also the ending of the year.”
Murray starts in Paris against Julien Benneteau on Wednesday having received a bye into the next round. Benneteau advanced by conquering Lu Yen-hsun 6-3, 6-4.
“It’s been a long few weeks but it is been really valuable for me,” Murray said. “We acquired lots of confidence in my body again from playing this many matches and then additionally from winning lots of rough, long, close matches, particularly in the finals, match points down.”
Murray saved five match points against Tommy Robredo in a gruelling three-setter last weekend in the Valencia Open final.
“I’ve consistently felt when physically I feel powerful, that it improves how I feel emotionally.”
The defending champ in Paris, Novak Djokovic, remained on course to end the season as No1 by conquering Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in the next round in the first match of the Serbian since the arrival of his kid.