“A Bit of an Issue”: Andy Murray Discloses COVID-19 Test Result Delayed His French Open 2020 Preparation



While Andy Murray returned to the Grand Slam event via the US Open 2020, he will now play at the French Open 2020. Meantime, Briton admits the COVID-19 test result was delayed a week in his preparation for Roland Garros. 

Before Murray return home from New York, his plan was meeting a doctor immediately for his pelvic issue, which developed during the US Open. But, he did not go through his schedule due to a delay in his COVID-19 test result. Simultaneously, it was forced to stay inside home for a while and shortened his preparation for the French Open.   


Additionally, the BBC reported, a scan displayed tendonitis of the psoas, either of two muscles located in the hip and groin. 

Murray explained, “We had to get a (COVID-19) test when we got back from New York and test negative before we could leave the house. There was a bit of an issue with my test. It took five or six days to come back, so I was in my house, and I couldn’t get that checked out.”

“It Was Better Than What I Expected”- Murray after practice on the clay surface

Murray did not see on the clay surface in the last three years. He has now begun practice on it ahead of French Open 2020, where he will play Stan Wawrinka in his opening round.    

Murray and Wawrinka

In the middle of injury concern, Murray said about his preparation on the clay surface, “Once I started practicing on the clay, I actually felt pretty good. I’ve been playing, I think, quite well.” 

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He continued, “Usually, it feels like it takes quite a long time to get used to the surface again, and it didn’t feel like it had been three and a bit years since I had last played on it. It was better than what I expected.”


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