Feeling fit, but game should be in a better place: Murray
Ahead of Andy Murray’s big opening-round clash against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open, the British tennis player said that he was feeling fit and confident ahead of the final major of the season and that he would only like his game to be “in a better place”.
NEW YORK: Ahead of Andy Murray's big opening-round clash against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open, the British tennis player said that he was feeling fit and confident ahead of the final major of the season and that he would only like his game to be "in a better place".
The 34-year-old has enjoyed a positive North American hard-court swing, winning first-round matches in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem earlier this month but is cautiously optimistic about his game and fitness, and believes he can raise his level here.
"Physically, I've been good since I've been here in the matches. I pulled up well the following days after them (Cincinnati and Winston-Salem). That for me has been really positive. I would obviously like my game to be in a better place," Murray, who has had two hip surgeries so far — the first in January 2018 at Melbourne — said on Sunday.
Murray has played in six tour-level singles tournaments this season. However, in recent months, the world No. 114 has taken to the practice court with more regularity as he aims to transfer his form into matches.
Murray, who defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final to capture his first major title, will begin his 15th Flushing Meadows campaign against world No. 3 Tsitsipas in a tough opener for the Scot. IANS