After a busy summer, Andy Murray is finally ready for a break, he said yesterday in Scotland. Murray and his Great Britain team fell just short to Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals losing 3-2.
Murray played all three rubbers in a bid to continue their title defense. He fell in over five hours to Juan Martin del Potro in the Friday first rubber, but rebounded to win the doubles Saturday and then the Sunday singles over Guido Pella.
That’s 12 sets of tennis during the weekend, and after a Wimbledon title, Rio gold, Cincinnati semifinal and a US Open quarter, he needs a break.
“I have played so much tennis in the last few months, I need a break and I need it now,” Murray was quoted as saying by the Times.
“I knew I was going to be in some pain this weekend and I spoke to my team about that it was going to be really hard. But my expectations were less than what I’m feeling now.”\
“Sometimes I go into ties thinking it was going to be alright and at the end of it I felt horrendous. Like the end of the match against Japan [earlier this year] when I hadn’t played for a while, I felt physically shattered after that.
“Obviously I wasn’t so emotionally tired after that match but I had just become a father for the first time so that was a challenging period for me. Because I accepted how I was going to feel [here] I handled it OK.”
Murray, though, won’t have much time off before getting back on the court for the Beijing Open which begins two weeks from today on October 3. The 29-year-old is scheduled to play Shanghai the week after. Will he miss one or both?
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