Followed by nine months of break, British tennis star Andy Murray makes his return at the Western and Southern Open in Flushing Meadows. Notably, a three-time Grand Slam Champion played his last ATP tour match in November 2019.
Moreover, A hip injury and Coronavirus pandemic have stopped Briton’s participation in international tennis tournaments. However, 33-year-old is now ready to play with full fitness. He recently played several exhibitions tournaments across the United Kingdom as well.
“Now I’m in a position to compete again and hopefully play in a major”- Andy Murray
A few days ago, Andy Murray and his brother Jamie Murray arrived in New York from England. Brits also tested negative for the Coronavirus. Right now, He is practicing for the upcoming Western and Southern Open. Additionally, Former world number one Murray will face American wild card player Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the comeback event.
The two-times Wimbledon champion Andy Murray also said, “I’m looking forward to it, just to be back competing again. I’ve really enjoyed the last few days just practicing with top players, which I’ve kind of done a little bit back home but not that much.”
Additionally, Andy Murray added, “It’s very different conditions, very lively, quick, very hot. I’ve been practicing with (Dominic) Thiem, (Andrey) Rublev, and (Karen) Khachanov. Those guys don’t really hold back. It’s a bit of different speed to what I’ve been used to. I felt a little bit off the pace at times but I’m feeling quite good on the court physically in terms of my hip.”
Two times Olympics Gold medalist Andy Murray went to say, “That was really all I wanted. I wanted to get to the US Open feeling pretty pain-free so that I could enjoy playing in a grand slam again. In the last few years, they’ve been tough. I felt like I was doing really well at the end of last year – I was so excited for the beginning of this year.”
“I had the setback again in November and a tough few months after that – I didn’t really know exactly what was going on with the hip.”, 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray concluded.