Andy Murray says he feels he can be competitive against the best players ahead of the Shanghai Masters next week.

The former world No 1 continued his comeback from hip surgery with an impressive run at the China Open this week, which ended at the quarter-final stage against top seed Dominic Thiem.

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After encouraging wins against US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini and compatriot Cameron Norrie, Murray was back in the last eight of an ATP tour event for the first time in 12 months.

“Even until a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago, I didn’t know competitive I would be right at the top level”, he said.

“Since I got here (China) I feel like in the matches I have played I have been competitive against all of the players I have played against.

Murray recorded promising wins over Berrettini and Norrie on his way to the quarter-finals in Beijing Murray recorded promising wins over Berrettini and Norrie on his way to the quarter-finals in Beijing Murray recorded promising wins over Berrettini and Norrie on his way to the quarter-finals in Beijing

“I played a top 10 player, a top 20 player, a top 30 player. Obviously I haven’t won all the matches but I felt like I’ve done really well.