Injury-Prone Murray Now “Psyched” at US Open
Coming off a wrist injury, and a recent knee problem, Britain’s Andy Murray is “psyched” to be in Flushing Meadows and relatively healthy for the US Open — and approaching 100 percent again with the aid of a psychologist.
“It’s just more I watch videos of what my forehand looked like before, just sort of having positive thoughts, someone that’s listening to everything, pretty much everything that you say,” said Murray about regaining confidence in his forehand after the wrist injury with a psychologist’s help. “You can just get stuff off your chest, let them know exactly how you’re feeling. It was a really good idea and it’s helped me a lot.”
Murray said the plethora of injuries set him back mentally after years of injury-free play.
“I’d never had anything that kept me out for more than a week,” Murray said. “Then all of a sudden I hurt my back. Obviously then it was my wrist. My groin was hurting, as well. It was obviously quite a tough time for me.”
Murray says he also consulted a sports psychologist when he was 16.
In the first round at Flushing Meadows the No. 19-seeded Murray will open against a qualifier.
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