After making a phenomenal comeback in 2020, former World Number one tennis player Andy Murray is yet to play a professional match this year. Due to his injuries, Murray was refrained from playing on the ATP circuit.
Tackling his injury woes Murray made a convincing start at Battle of the Brits, an exhibition event in the UK. However, on Sunday the Scot pulled out from the event due to some ‘issues with his shins.’ This leads to a setback in Murray’s 2020 year, wherein he was yet to commence his season.
After Murray’s withdrawal, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund will be locking horns in the finals of Battle of the Brits on Sunday.
“I’ve just not been able to sustain a high level for long enough. My game is there, I just need more time to practice and prepare and I’ll get there,” as quoted by Metro.
“It was a big step up this week from what I’ve been doing, and I coped with it physically relatively well, I thought I moved better with each match and was a bit more confident. It was a positive week. Some of the tennis this week has been very encouraging, I just wasn’t able to do it for long enough in the matches.”
British player Murray hasn’t really got enough match to practice since he’s plagued with injuries. And lack of matches is preventing him from maintaining his form on the circuit.
“That’s something that when I was up at the top of the game and competing regularly, my level was the same throughout whereas I’m struggling to maintain that, probably just with lack of matches,” he added.
Andy Murray speaks on 2020 calendar
Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has also raised safety concerns regarding the revived tennis calendar in the year 2020. He mentioned it’s not safe to carry out consecutive tournaments amid the pandemic vibes. Also, it will be taxing for tennis players to play without any break.