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Murray Australian Open 2019

‘Physically, I’ve been good,’ Andy Murray positive ahead of US Open

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Andy Murray will take on third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in opening round of US Open, the Brit is feeling confident in his body ahead of the clash.

Former world number one Murray was handed a wildcard into the event he won in 2012 after a torrid few years with injuries.

Tsitsipas will be a huge test for the 34-year-old, although Murray is happy with his training performances and physicality.

“Physically, I’ve been good since I’ve been here in the matches,” Murray told Eurosport. “I pulled up well the following days after them. That for me has been really positive. I would obviously like my game to be in a better place.

“The positive thing in the past few months is that I haven’t been held back really from what I can do on the practice court. I have been on the practice court and I have been training and doing all the things I wanted to do.

“It is the matches where you need to ultimately go out there and perform. That’s what’s been frustrating the past few weeks.”

Murray is excited by the challenge and hopeful the American crowd may pull him through the battle on Arthur Ashe on Monday.

“Not the easiest draw out there,” Murray said. “When you’re not seeded, these sorts of things can happen. It will be a good, good test for me to see kind of where my game’s at, where it’s progressed to from when I arrived in the States.”

“The crowd’s always helped. They like people that fight, give their all, show their heart and emotion and energy on the court. I think over the years here I’ve had very good support, so I’ve enjoyed that.” he added.


Murray Australian Open 2019
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