“Crowd’s Always Helped”: Andy Murray Optimistic Ahead of US Open 2021


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Former World No.1 Andy Murray makes his 15th US Open appearance with positive vibes and full of confidence. And Scot stated that he was optimistic and physically fit ahead of the United States Open 2021 in the pre-tournament press conference in New York City. 

After reaching the third round at Wimbledon, the 34-year-old stormed into the back-to-back second round at the Western and Southern Open and Winston-Salem Open in North America hardcourt swing. As a result, Murray feels more confident in front of the last major event of the season. 

“Physically, I’ve been good since I’ve been here in the matches. I pulled up well the following days after them. That, for me, has been really positive. I would obviously like my game to be in a better place,” the three-time Grand Slam champion said.

“It is interesting sometimes that you don’t feel like you’re playing particularly well, but I’ve had opportunities in my matches against top players in the past few weeks and not quite taken them. Maybe if I did, I’d be sitting here with a slightly different take on things.”

“The positive thing in the past few months is that I haven’t been held back really from what I can do on the practice court.” 

“I have been on the practice court, and I have been training and doing all the things I wanted to do from a practice perspective.” 

“It is the matches where you need to ultimately go out there and perform. That’s what’s been frustrating the past few weeks.”

“When You’re Not Seeded, These Sorts of Things Can Happen”: Murray on His Draw 

Andy Murray is currently ranked No.114 in the ATP ranking. As a consequence, he was not seeded in the US Open 2021. And he will face formidable opponent No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening match.

The 46-time tour-level title winner continued, “(It is) not the easiest draw out there. When you’re not seeded, these sorts of things can happen. It will be a good, good test for me to see kind of where my game’s at, where it’s progressed to from when I arrived in the States.”

“The crowd’s always helped. They like people that fight, give their all, show their heart and emotion and energy on the court. I think over the years here I’ve had very good support, so I’ve enjoyed that,” Murray added.

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