Andy Murray arrives in Cincinnati as a 2-time gold medal winner in singles after his big win Sunday over Juan Martin del Potro. Murray admitted he’s tired but he’s ecstatic over his result last week.
“Physically I feel a lot more tired after this one, the final was extremely tough on the hard courts, 4-hour match, long trip through the night straight afterward,” Murray said comparing to his first gold. “It’s an amazing feeling to win a gold medal but it was really hard.”
He now has to shift focus to Cincinnati, a completely different kind of event.
“I’ll try to adjust to new conditions here, recover well over the next couple days,” he said. “It’s gonna be a quick turnaround. Very, very different her to Rio. Different balls, courts, balls are bouncing a lot higher. It will take a bit of time to adjust to that.”
Murray added that he’s was very happy of his decision to take the extra time off after Wimbledon and not play Toronto, and he admits now in his later years that being fresh is extremely important.
“This week is going tough for me, but come the US Open I think I’ll be feeling good,” he said.
Murray is a two-time Cincinnati champion and it’s the place where he won his first Masters in 2008. He’ll put his career-best 18-match win streak on the line tonight against either Ivo Karlovic or Juan Monaco.
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