Speaking to the press this afternoon at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami, Andy Murray addressed the ever-changing speed of the courts at the tournament.
Indian Wells was said to be extremely slow, and according to Murray, the courts in Miami are even slower thanks to the humid air.
“The courts at Indian Wells are very slow,” Murray said. “They’re also very slow here, too. I mean, the ball, because of the dry air in the desert, is faster than it is here, so the court plays a bit slower here.”
Murray suffered a second straight shock opening round loss at Indian Wells. Last year it was Donald Young with the upset. This time Murray fell in straight sets to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
But Murray, who’ll have new coach Ivan Lendl by his side in Miami, is looking ahead to a successful rebound in South Florida.
“Tthere’s only a few things that, you know, after last week you need to look forward and then look at all the positives,” Murray said. “That’s another thing, is the few extra days to sort of rest the body. It’s quite a long start to the year with the training I did before Dubai, as well. Good to just get a few days to let things settle down and get ready.
“Conditions are very different the last week in Indian Wells, so the only positive about playing badly there is that I got an extra few days to get ready for the tournament here, get used to the conditions a little bit longer.”
Murray will meet Alejandro Falla in his first match on Friday.
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