Andy Murray news: Scot explains he hasn’t been training right for months after Miami Open exit
Andy Murray suffered a loss to Daniil Medvedev, who is inching closer to the No 1 spot yet again, in the second round at the Miami Open, and now switches his attention to the grass season after admitting he needs time to train right.
The world No 2 defeated the Scot 6-4, 6-2 to get to the last-32 in the competition and even Tim Henman said on Amazon Prime that it wasn’t a great display from the 34-year-old.
Now Murray won’t be seen on court competitively until the grass season gets underway as he’s opting to skip the clay courts and he’s given his reasons for this decision.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 26, 2022
“My level of tennis is obviously not right now where it needs to be to win matches like that, today there were some good signs on the court but the two key things are serve and return – I didn’t do either of them particularly well,” the former world No 1 revealed.
“I think (coach Ivan Lendl) some clarity over the right way to play and the right way to practice, I don’t feel I have been practising the right things for 18 months or so and it is difficult to undo that in the space of a few weeks.
“Hence that is one of the reasons I am taking a big period of training to try to change some of those things and get my game into a place where it’s more competitive against the top players again.”
Medvedev meanwhile will face Pedro Martinez in the third round of the Miami Open and will be hoping to reach the semi-finals as then he’d be able to knock Novak Djokovic off top spot once again.
The Miami Open runs until April 3, while the grass season gets underway after the French Open is complete in June, which is when Murray will hopefully be back in action.
Daniil Medvedev insists ‘if I can play Wimbledon I will be happy to be there, even without points’
Daniil Medvedev would jump at the chance to play at Wimbledon.
Tennis365’s live scores and results centre: Follow the French Open here
Aaaaand it’s live! Follow the action from Roland Garros…
Nick Kyrgios has ‘bigger fish to fry’ after Bernard Tomic challenges him ‘sort this out in the boxing ring’
Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic won’t be stepping into a boxing ring any time soon.
Irina-Camelia Begu escapes disqualification after ’embarrassing moment’ left young fan in tears
“I just want to apologise,” says Irina-Camelia Begu.
Wimbledon to finally ditch the ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ prefixes on its famous honours boards as it modernises
Welcome to 2022 Wimbledon.
French Open day five: Madison Keys gets entangled, France’s wildcard wonder, a close shave for young fan
A review of the latest action from Roland Garros.
Simona Halep ‘recovered and smiling’ again as she reveals she suffered a panic attack at French Open
Simona Halep smiling again after panic attack.
Dan Evans ‘couldn’t care less’ about being booed off
The British number two lost in straight sets to Swede Mikael Ymer,
Daniil Medvedev happy to grind past Serbian Laslo Djere
Daniil Medvedev was a relieved man after powering past Laslo Djere in straight sets at Roland Garros.