‘Apprehensive’ Murray mentally switched on for US Open


Mumbai, July 27

Britain’s Andy Murray continues to be feeling “apprehensive” about travelling to New York for the US Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic however the former world No. 1 says he’s mentally making ready for the Grand Slam.

The United States has the best variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances on the planet and reported over 50,000 instances each day over the past seven days.

The US Open, which is because of begin on August 31, shall be held with out spectators, and organisers are planning to arrange a strict bio-security “bubble” across the match to mitigate the danger of contracting the virus.

“Four or five weeks ago, we were pretty sceptical about it,” Murray informed British media. “But mentally at some stage you want to begin making ready and planning for that.”

“If it wasn’t happening, my schedule for practising, my rehab, would all be a bit different. Mentally, I’m planning for it to go ahead,” he stated.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam singles winner, returned from a seven-month harm layoff final month at a charity occasion organised by his brother Jamie.

“The issue for us is the travel, so we’ll probably be a bit apprehensive getting over there,” he added. “Hopefully the US Open can go forward … but when not, I’m additionally OK with that.”

“It’s not like I’m saying it must go ahead. So long as it’s safe for the players then we need to try to get back to competing,” Murray added. Reuters



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