British tennis star Andy Murray decided to participate in the US Open 2020 amid the COVID-19 crisis. The 33-year-old British tennis player said his concerns about missing tennis grand slam tournaments. Murray expressed his doubt of how many years are left for him to play and he won’t want to miss anything further.
In 2016, Brit ranked number one in the world. However, he is currently ranked above a hundred(129) due to multiple injuries.
2012 US Open winner Andy Murray said, “So, while I’m feeling relatively decent. Obviously, there is a risk there, but I want to try and play in them [the Cincinnati Open, transferred to Flushing Meadows and starting on 20 August, followed by the US Open on 31 August] and enjoy the biggest events again.”
He also added, “I love playing the biggest events. Even though this will be different, with no fans. But that is something I care about and I’m willing to take a risk to go and play.” Moreover, Andy Murray is considering to go earlier to New York and training on a private court.
“French Open Would Be The Priority”- Andy Murray
2016 French Open finalist also doubted to play in Rome Masters which is scheduled from 20-27 September. He explained that “I would rather play the week post-US Open than play in Rome. The mentality of going into an event like Rome would be a bit odd personally.
I don’t think it is that easy playing best of five, especially in a really strong tournament, maybe five or six matches, and then have a good run at the French Open. For me, the French Open would be the priority.” Murray added.
In a recent conversation with Duchess of Cambridge, Andy Murray shared his experiences of playing tennis and training over the last few months. He missed tennis for 10 weeks but he was trying out Cycling to be in good shape.
In the meantime, Andy Murray spent his time with kids and tried ways to engage them in being creative. He is Working with fitness trainer Matt Little and physiotherapists Mark Bender and Shane Annun.
Andy Murray is always well known for his ability to overcome the challenges. Hopefully this time he will make a great come back with his indomitable will and training.