Andy Murray’s return to tennis cannot be more epic than the first-round match against Yoshihito Nishioka. The match that had everything- excellent play, tension, struggle, and finally victory.
The former world number one made an epic comeback after he was 2 sets down. Additionally, he also saved one match point in the game. Finally, Murray’s resistance on the court paid off. And he won the match 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4. Besides, the epic match continued for more than 4 hours 30 minutes.
Now, Murray will face Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round. The match could just prove out to be another interesting match at the Flushing Meadows.
‘Emergency’ Ice Bath Demanded By Murray
However, after such a match, Murray would like to have an ice bath so as to recover after a tiring match. But, it would not be easily available at the National Centre due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Murray said after the match, “They have one in the locker room and they said that it is for emergencies.” He went ahead to say, “For me, this is an emergency right now. My body hurts and I need to recover as best as possible. I will ask and see if they allow me to use the ice bath here.”
Additionally, Murray also said, “If not, I will try to get back to the hotel as quickly as possible and get in one at the hotel.”
Besides, for Murray, this match was by far the most tennis that he had played since 2019 when he played at the Australian Open against Roberto Bautista. He said, ” I need to recover well and need to rest well.”
In the post-match conference, Murray said, “They have two ice baths in there. Obviously, on the off days and stuff, they are trying to restrict the number of players that are in the locker room using such facilities. They said, ‘ Yeah, after a match like that, of course, you can go and use it.”