Andy Murray returns to a Grand Slam tournament after almost a year. The 2012 U.S.Open champion has had a tough time on the court due to injuries and then the surgery. Additionally, according to Murray, he has played in several major tournaments only with thinking about his body fitness since 2017.
However, the former world number is now back to the court and would like to win as many matches as possible. U.S.Open will start tomorrow.
Talking about his play, Andy Murray said, “I am not as quick as I was before. But I am able to go out there and compete and focus on tennis.” Besides, he also added, “It has been tough to get to this point- a lot of hard work. But I made it back.”
Additionally, Andy Murray played in the recently concluded Western and Southern Open. He played well, before crashing to Milos Raonic in the third round of the same. However, the tournament did provide the Scott the boost that he required before coming to play in the bigger tournament.
“It Is Different This Time, But I Am Looking Forward To Competing In Slam”- Andy Murray On US Open Return
He said, “In the matches I played, I felt really good about my body. The matches, while being stressful and tough, were still enjoyable. My body was feeling okay.”
Additionally, Andy Murray recently went through two hip surgeries. And the journey from surgeries to again back to the court has been an emotional ride for the three-time Grand Slams winner.
Besides, Andy Murray now feels physically fit. And is happy about the fact that his body has allowed him to practice and play. He said,” I think will get a bit difficult for the players mentally. Additionally, there are players who may find playing without fans a bit challenging.”
Due to the restrictions because of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, no fans are allowed to be in the stands to watch the matches. Andy Murray expressed his views on the same topic, “It is difficult. However, what will matter will be the level of tennis that will be played on the court.”
In addition to this, Murray believes that he knows the kind of situation that will be there without the fans. Hence, the least that he could do is prepare for the same mentally.
“I have played in some of the best tennis atmospheres. And it is going to be weird playing at such a big tournament and huge stadium with no one in the stands cheering”, he said.
However, Andy Murray is still happy to be able to come back to the court. And would like to win some of the matches. He said, “It is different this time. But I am looking forward to competing in a Slam again.”