Andy Murray will have his first match against Yoshihito Nishioka in the U.S.Open which will begin on 31 August. Additionally, while Murray loves crowd support, there will only be empty stadiums due to the restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world number 134 will look to make a good start to the tournament after an early exit in the Western and Southern Open. He was defeated by Milos Raonic.
However, the former world number one would like to win it against the Japanese and make it to the second round, only to play a possible match against the British, Dan Evans.
“Federer is very relaxed both on and off the court”- Andy Murray
Murray, who likes to play with the crowd and loves their presence, would definitely have a hard time without them. Additionally, this could also be derived from his kind of reaction during the Cincinnati Open.
Besides, the Cincinnati Open this year was also organized in New York only keeping in mind the pandemic.
British said, “Obviously the atmosphere during the match will be going to be zero. I guess you just need to find a way for yourself and see what works. If I do not show any of my emotions on the court, I find myself in an uncomfortable situation.
There need to be a level of intensity in my matches and I need to bring it on the court. Or else I would not enjoy any of it. I need to make noise on the court to play at my best.”, Andy Murray added.
Additionally, he also said, “While some guys like Federer are very relaxed both on and off the court, there are guys like me or Rafa who are opposite. It is about getting that balance. For me, I need to make some sound on the court to enjoy my game.”