Andy Murray returns to the tennis court after nine long months. The British tennis professional was out of the game for the first three months of the year. However, when he was fit to make a comeback, tennis was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, he also could not participate in the Australian Open of 2020.
Due to the suspension, Murray was forced to remain out of the game for another five months. Now, the former world number one will be playing in the Western and Southern Open. Besides, this will be the only event before the big US Open later this month.
He said, “I know that the tennis will come but it is not gonna come back immediately. So it is just not to expect straight off the bat to be playing perfectly.” Additionally, Murray won the first round by defeating Francis Tiafoe, the wild card entry by 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-1.
However, Murray wasn’t exactly happy with how the match went. After the match, he said, “For example, in the first set today, the tiebreak was a bad level. It was not a good match in the perspective of the game, in my opinion.”
“But I got through it. And I did not go too down on myself. Also, I did not expect to play unbelievable tennis today”, the winner of the match Andy Murray said.
“There Isn’t Really An Atmosphere” – Andy Murray On Absence Of Crowds
Now, Andy Murray will be facing a rather strong opponent in the second round of the tournament. Additionally, he will play it against world number seven Alexander Zverev. However, Murray is not worried about it and talked about his experience of playing without the crowd. He said,“There isn’t really an atmosphere, to be honest with you.
Andy Murray added, “In difficult moments, the crowd being there maybe helps you focus a little more and sometimes, gives you that little extra boost in terms of your energy or your concentration. That’s not there and it’s certainly different in that respect.”