“It Was Painful For Me To Watch” – Novak Djokovic On Andy Murray’s Match

Published 05/03/2020, 1:19 PM EDT


Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have been around the tennis scene for a very long time. The year 2012 was a turning point in both of their respective careers. They achieved heights which they hadn’t reached before. In a game dominated by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the winds of change were starting to blow. Andy Murray won the Olympic Gold medal that year while Djokovic would further cement his position as a member of the Big 3.

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However, the year was also very excruciating for Andy Murray. He battled a tough knee injury and attempted to play through it. Novak Djokovic recalled what he had thought of Murray playing with the injury on a live Instagram session.

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What did Novak Djokovic say about Andy Murray? 

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Novak recalled the time when he and Murray had to travel to Canada immediately after the London Olympic Games. As both of them had made it to the final stages, their schedule was even more jam-packed than usual. Andy had defeated Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals before going on to defeat Roger Federer in the final for the Gold medal. This meant that Andy actually had just 24 hours to recuperate before his scheduled match. He would go on to retire from his match against Milos Raonic.

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“I remember seeing you because I lost to you in Olympics in London in semis. And I played for third place against Del Potro the same day you played finals. So I did travel as well to Canada. So you literally came like less than 24 hours before you played a patch. I remember watching you play, it was painful for me to watch that.”

Tennis can be a cruel sport when it comes to schedules. Players put their bodies on the line a lot more than should be required. That’s why it also observes a lot more injuries than any other sport or activity.

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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