‘Apprehensive’ Andy Murray mentally switched on for U.S. Open

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Britain’s Andy Murray continues to be feeling “apprehensive” about travelling to New York for the U.S. Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic however the former world primary says he’s mentally making ready for the Grand Slam.

The United States has the best count of confirmed COVID-19 cases on this planet and reported over 50,000 cases day by day over the last seven days.

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The U.S. Open, which is because of begin on Aug. 31, can be held with out spectators, and organisers are planning to arrange a strict bio-security “bubble” across the match to mitigate the danger of contracting the virus.

“Four or five weeks ago, we were pretty sceptical about it,” Murray informed British media. “But mentally at some stage you need to start preparing and planning for that.

“If it wasn’t happening, my schedule for practising, my rehab, would all be a bit different. Mentally I’m planning for it to go ahead.”

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam singles winner, returned from a seven-month damage layoff last month at a charity occasion organised by his brother Jamie.

“The issue for us is the travel, so we’ll probably be a bit apprehensive getting over there,” he added. “Hopefully the U.S. Open can go ahead … but if not, I’m also OK with that.

“It’s not like I’m saying it must go ahead. So long as it’s safe for the players then we need to try to get back to competing.”



[Attribution HT.]

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