Andy Murray hopes to be fully fit for US Open; Johanna Konta and Laura Robson say the Scot will be highly motivated to travel deep in New York. Watch the US Open live on Sky Sports starting August 28, with qualifying on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm.
by Raz Mirza interviews, opinions and analysis @RazMirza
3:08 PM UK, Wednesday 23 August 2023
Sky Sports tennis analyst Laura Robson understands Andy’s frustrations. Murray with a stomachache in Toronto But she encouraged England to participate in the US Open, even though she did not play.
Murray, 36, apologized to the crowd at the Canadian Open after withdrawing before his match against seventh seed Yannick Sinner in the last 16 earlier this month.
It was only the seventh time the Scot had admitted a walking break in his career and disrupted preparations for the season’s final grand slam at the US Open, which begins on Aug. 28 in New York. – LIVE Via Sky Sports
Murray is currently ranked 37th in the world, meaning he will need a number of high-profile withdrawals to play at Flushing Meadows.
It looks extremely unlikely that the three-time Grand Slam champion will make the top 32, with the main draw taking place on Thursday, but former Olympic mixed doubles champion Robson believes it doesn’t matter for he
“He has the level of tennis to beat almost anyone in a draw. And he goes into every race thinking he has a high chance of winning – having a lot of faith in his game,” said silver medalist Robson. with Murray at London 2012
“His injury seems to be a more cautious withdrawal than anything else. This year he encountered the same thing and he couldn’t push it. This is true for abdominal injuries. You can’t play through it without doing anything.” It got worse.
“Now he can rest as much as he wants. and although he was disappointed to miss out on playing when you go to new york When you’re under pressure from a slam When you play under the lights at the US Open, anything can happen, so I feel like Andy is still very much in the mix.”
I’m actually in there now. I’m going to die for something.
Fellow Sky Sports expert Johanna Konta said it would be nice to see Murray win together. And they can compete physically in best-of-five faceoffs.
“It would be nice to see Murray play in this tournament,” said Konta, the former world No. 4. “It would be nice to see him play. Because it wasn’t long ago that people could see him play.
“I think he plays because he probably still thinks he has more to take away from himself. There are still areas where he can improve. And we have been privileged to see him play and compete as one of the best contenders to ever play in the game.
“What he still does for him is that the players still miss Andy. and what Andy was many years ago Therefore, the players still stepped onto the field thinking that ‘I’m really in there right now. I will die for each point. Just to get whatever.
Konta also feels that the behind-the-scenes team of Johnny O’Mara and Mark Hilton have helped “boost” Murray to the extent that he once again enjoys competing.
“I always found Andy to be really funny in that sense because there was a lot of joking around his team. At some point I was thinking ‘How do you know this is a joke?
“I don’t know where to stop being funny. But he fed it and they did the same. It’s always about having a good time and working hard. It’s about good banter and when you have good intimacy with The people around you will keep you motivated and he will be no different. That will help him stay competitive.”
When is the US Open live on Sky Sports?
The US Open returns to Sky Sports on Monday, August 28, promising fans unprecedented live coverage of the Grand Slam.
Sky Sports has full access to each stadium feed. and will broadcast at least 135 hours of matches throughout the two weeks of Grand Slam.
Sky Sports members on Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q and the Sky Sports app will be able to watch every court for the first time on Sky Sports.
Across Sky Sports’ linear channels and on Sky Sports’ digital and social channels, tennis fans can enjoy comprehensive viewing. Including both men’s and women’s competitions. alongside the mixed doubles, mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair competitions.
Watch the US Open – live on Sky Sports – from Monday August 28. Stream the US Open and more now for £26 per month for 12 months.
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