Andy Murray Cincinnati Open 2022

Andy Murray challenges himself to ‘work harder’ to solve ‘unacceptable’ issue

Andy Murray has challenged himself to ‘work harder’ as he continues to seek an answer to his persistent cramping problem.

Murray has been plagued by cramping all year and it again blighted him as he lost to Gilles Simon in the first round of the Paris Masters this week.

The former world number one has, of course, had a terrible times with injuries and is attempting to rebuild his career with a metal hip.

While he acknowledges the obvious challenges of that, he insists the answer lies in his training schedule.

“Having that happen after a set and a half on an indoor court where it’s not particularly hot is not really acceptable,” Andy Murray said.

“It’s nothing to do with my hip. I just think the reality is I need to work harder. Obviously, there’s certain things I can and can’t do nowadays, I need to be a bit more careful with some of the training that I do.

“But I can certainly do more than what I have done and push myself harder than what I have done recently. What I’m trying to do is extremely hard. I need to do exceptional things to still compete.”

Despite his difficulties at times this season, it has still been a progressive one for Murray with him climbing almost 100 spots in the world rankings during 2022.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.