Andy Murray reveals big change to his routine as he comes to terms with life after hip operation
Andy Murray bowed out of his latest comeback tournament after an encouraging win then a 3 set loss, but it was a change to his previous routine that was perhaps the most interesting news from the former world No.1
Andy Murray has seemed a lot more relaxed and prepared to talk about himself and his life off the court since retuning to the main tour after his well documented troubles with his left hip, and that new attitude of openness was again in evidence when he revealed a change to how he recovers and prepares for matches during a tournament
Speaking to the press after his first round win against Tennys Sandgren in the Zhuhai tournament in china he said, “Yesterday was first time in my entire career that I didn’t practice the day before a match … I’m trying to maybe look at ways to give my body a bit of a break and a rest when I can, which is maybe something in the past that I wouldn’t have done.”
Andy Murray reached a career high No.1 in the world thanks in part to an incredible ‘never say die’ attitude on the court which saw him chase down every shot and win many points that most observers thought he should have lost. But that style of play took it’s toll on his body and eventually left his hip requiring multiple surgeries.
He’s now back playing the main ATP Tour thanks to a protected ranking and wild cards offered by tournament organisers only to happy to have the 3 time Grand Slam champion back at their events.
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