World number three Andy Murray has arrived early in the USA as he looks to get a head start on preparations for the US Open at the end of August.
With the grand slam season coming to a close, the Scot reminisced about his form in the past year and feels that he has made positive progress.
"One of the things I spoke about at the beginning of the year was consistency…that has been a positive," he told skysports.com.
"The year as a whole, there has been some progress. Hopefully I get on a good run now on the hard courts to the end of the year.
On his best performance so far, Murray outlined Wimbledon and the French Open as his most memorable slams
"I've played well in all of the slams. The French Open was the best I've ever played on the clay and at Wimbledon Roger played a really good match," said the 28-year-old.
As he tries to familiarize himself with hard-courts once again, the former Wimbledon champion revealed that the last time he played on a hard-court was at the 2015 Miami Open back in March.
He explains the main reason he arrived early in the States is so that he won’t have any disadvantages in New York for the final slam of the year.
"I haven't actually hit a ball on a hard-court since Miami. That has been four or five months," added Murray.
"This morning was the first time that I started to feel more comfortable on the courts, get used to them again.
"It takes quite a lot of time to get used to the conditions."