It’s been a tough, emotional few days for Andy Murray at the Australian Open. The Scot’s father-in-law Nigel Sears suffered a health scare Saturday night during Ana Ivanovic’s loss while Murray was also on court. After the match, Murray skipped any press obligations and immediately went to the hospital.
Sears has since been cleared and on his way home to England, but Murray whose wife is expecting a child in a few week, is drained. So much so that he even contemplated not playing his match Monday against Bernard Tomic in the fourth round.
“To be honest, like today, when I woke up I felt quite drained, quite tired,” Murray said after beating Tomic 64, 64, 76. “As the day sort of went on and I decided to play, I started to focus a little bit better.
“Certainly I was trying to just concentrate on the match when I was out there, but, yeah, like I said, it’s been a hard, hard few days. Hopefully gets better the next few days. I just can’t believe something like that happened a few days ago. It’s shocking. Nigel is an unbelievably fit guy. Very, very scary.”
The four-time finalist continues his journey to a first title Wednesday against David Ferrer.
“He obviously works extremely hard. He’s in good shape,” Murray said. “He fights so hard in every single match. He’s been rewarded for that with an unbelievably consistent career at the top of the game.This year he’s made some changes to his racquet as well, which would suggest that he’s still trying to improve and trying to learn and do different things, as well.”
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