Andy Murray ‘willing to take a risk’ at US Open as he looks to make up for lost time at Grand Slams
He has missed out on the last few Grand Slams due to injury and now Andy Murray has added incentive “to take a risk to go and play” at the US Open.
The three-time Grand Slam winner has competed in the singles in only two of the last 10 Grand Slams as he underwent hip operations in early 2018 and again in January 2019.
After suffering another setback at the end of 2019 which forced him to miss this year’s Australian Open, Murray is now once again fully fit and ready to make a comeback at the majors.
Naturally he is eager to return and play at the US Open, but now the coronavirus pandemic threat is hanging over the tournament.
However, the former world No 1 says he is willing to take risks.
“The situation I’ve been in last few years I’ve not had opportunity to play in many Slams, I don’t know how many opportunities I’ll have left to play in Slams,” he said.
“So, while I’m feeling relatively decent, obviously there is a risk there but I want to try and play in them and enjoy the biggest events again. I missed that a lot, I’ve missed it.
“I love playing the biggest events, even though this will be different with no fans but that is something I care about and willing to take a risk to go and play.”
Strict health and safety measures will be in place for the Flushing Meadows Grand Slam and there were initial reports that all players would be forced to stay at the same hotel to minimise the coronavirus threat.
However, it has since emerged that the United States Tennis Association is likely to allow players to stay in their own private accommodation.
Murray, though, does not agree with that decision.
“I was planning on staying in the hotel to be honest,” he said. “It would make more sense to me if it was on one site. I would prefer it that way, you have to hope the players staying in private houses are being responsible.”
Follow us on Twitter @T365Official.
LTA chief insists Emma Raducanu will not lose focus after stunning rise to the top
Lloyd has called for the newly-crowned US Open champion to be given “breathing space”.
Emma Raducanu delighted to return back in the UK and a reunion with her father
Raducanu was pictured outside her house after travelling back from New York.
Introducing Wilson’s Blade v8 racket Emma Raducanu could use at the Australian Open
Emma Raducanu is set to be wielding a new-look weapon when he plays at the Australian Open in January.
Shock defeat for Andy Murray as he is beaten in Rennes
The Russian is ranked 42 places below Murray.
John McEnroe speaks for the first time about comments over Emma Raducanu’s Wimbledon exit
John McEnroe has insisted he has no…
Stunning TV figures for US Open finals confirm appeal of Emma Raducanu
The TV viewing figures are in for this year’s US Open and they confirm that more tuned in to watch the women’s final than the men’s final.
Emma Raducanu thinking about a return to the court after US Open heroics
Raducanu has admitted to still being on “cloud nine” after her stunning US Open victory.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gives a glowing reference to Emma Raducanu
Jurgen Klopp has given newly crowned US Open champion Emma Raducanu a glowing endorsement.
Boris Johnson talks with Emma Raducanu and discusses growth of grassroots tennis
Jurgen Klopp and Jessica Ennis-Hill joined in with the widespread praise of the teenager from Kent.
A look at each area of Emma Raducanu’s game as she looks to build on US Open win
Raducanu’s return of serve is arguably her strongest asset.