‘I’m trying to get myself in the best shape possible to get my hip stronger,’ says Andy Murray
Andy Murray is determined to be in “really good shape” once the tennis season resumes, saying he wants to make sure his “body is ready” when the sport gets the green light to restart.
While most professional tennis players haven’t played competitive matches since the start of March, former world No 1 Murray hasn’t hit a ball in anger since the Davis Cup Finals in November last year after suffering an injury setback.
He was hopeful of returning to the ATP Tour at the Miami Open in late March, but tennis was placed on an enforced break and both the ATP and WTA Tours are hoping to return on July 13 at the earliest.
“I haven’t played a match for six months and I haven’t actually hit a tennis ball for the past six weeks. I’ve been at home. But I have no idea, really, and I don’t think many of the players do know how it will affect them,” Murray told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
“I’ve tried to use this time to get myself in the best shape possible to try and get my hip stronger… I’m trying to give that more of a chance to heal, but also to get stronger as well.
“I’m physically in really good shape… I’m just trying to get myself in really good shape so when we do get the opportunity to play again, my body is ready.”
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