Part-time Miami resident Andy Murray hopes the NBA’s best player stays in the city of his second home. Lebron James announced earlier this week that he would opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat possibly moving to a new city, but many fans, including Murray, hope he remains in South Florida.
“Well, I hope he stays in Miami,” said Murray who attends Heat games. “I guess we’ll obviously have to wait and see what his decision is. There’s no guarantees he’s going to leave just because he opted out of his contract. I guess we’ll just have to wait a few weeks. But my season tickets last for another year or two, so ideally I’d rather he stayed.”
Murray will play on Friday in the third round at Wimbledon against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
“I practiced in Valencia before the tournament in Madrid,” said Murray. “I practiced with him. I practiced with him quite a lot. He’s a very good player. He won the tournament last week on the grass in Holland. He doesn’t play like a lot of the Spanish guys. He plays very flat. Not much topspin.
“The grass courts suit his game pretty well. He’s obviously started well here. It will be a step up for sure. I think he’s probably in the top 20 in the world now. He’s improving all the time.”
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