The former world No 1, who is facing fifth seed Hurkacz for the third time since August at the Erste Bank Open, praised his ability to still compete with the best players in the world but admitted he needed to be victorious in some of those matches to get back to his pre-hip injury level.
He continued: “I don’t think there are many players who would be able to compete with the top five players with a metal hip. I am proud of myself for putting myself in a position to compete with those guys.
“But ultimately if I want to get back to somewhere close to the level I was at before I need to be winning those matches.”
Speaking on his plan to start winning his tight battles with the best players in the world, Murray added: “I need to be a bit more clinical and ruthless when my opportunities come.
“That was one of the things when I was right at the top of the game was a strong part of my game and I need to get back to that.
“When my opportunities come, I am going to take them and be clinical. Finish those sets off when you get ahead and not think that more chances are going to come along because when you play the top players, you don’t get loads.”