Andy Murray: I Don’t Feel It’s Realistic For Me To Win The US Open
by Tom Gainey | August 24th, 2018, 10:09 pm

Andy Murray was frank today when meeting the press during a special gathering on the new Louis Armstrong court, admitting that he didn’t think he could win the US Open this year.

“The last 10 or 11 years of my life I’ve dedicated all my training and off-seasons and stuff to prepare to perform well in these events,” said Murray who won the US Open in 2012. “Missing them is hard, and also coming back to them is great.

“It feels slightly different this one because for the last 10 years or so I’ve been coming and trying to prepare to win the event, whereas I don’t feel like that’s realistic for me this year. It’s a slightly different mentality. That feels a bit odd.”

Murray, who opens play Monday against Australian James Duckworth, says he’s feeling and playing better, so the trend has been up since hip surgery in January.

“My body feels better than it did a few weeks ago, so that’s positive,” Murray said. ‘Just being around these players and practicing with them more and more on a more consistent basis is going to help me improve.

“My expectation is to give my best effort in the matches. Hopefully if I do that, my tennis will get better. It’s kind of difficult to predict how you’re going to do and say how far you’re going to go in the event.

“My tennis is getting better all the time. I just need to be on the court more consistently through until the end of the year.”

The 31-year-old Murray hasn’t played a best-of-5 set match since Wimbledon last year.

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13 Comments for Andy Murray: I Don’t Feel It’s Realistic For Me To Win The US Open

j-kath Says:

Don’t over-try, Andy. Leave it for next year.

Madmax Says:

Good Luck to Andy for this tournament. I believe you will be back to your best. I really do. Give it time.

Mystic - Willow Says:

I Think the AO is more realistic a target for Andy, hes done the right thing taking the pressure off himself ….

Margot Says:

Cheering 📣 for Andy whatever and however he does.
Let’s go Andy 😍 Let’s go👏👍❤ 📣😵

Van Persie Says:

I did not expect Rafa to be so successfull after 2015. I have written Roger of in 2016. Had also many doubts that Nole could make a come back afer 2017 and beginning of this year.

I will tell,I have many doubts about Andy as well atm. Time will tell.
Wish him to do well in the future, but please not when playing Nole ;)

Mystic - Willow Says:

I Very much doubt many posters are actually been very sincere when wishing the best for their favorites rivals, roughly translated what they really want is their favorites dominating, their favorites just happen to look good when its against another top player is all …

j-kath Says:

Andy says he needs to participate in what can be 5-set matches in order to experience how complete (or incomplete) his “recovery” is – and plan accordingly thereafter.

Margot – I’ll be cheering for you, cheering for Andy….I’ll go to the beach and collect driftwood and hope to hear your “c’mon Andy” screams of joy over the waves.

ChrisFord1 Says:

There is a lot of tennis left in Andy.
He may be the junior member of the Big 4, but that should not obscure the fact that he has had a staggeringly impressive tennis career. Gobs of speed and tennis skills.
With more to come.

j-kath Says:


Andy’s physical problems are far more real than time-out needed for other top players – (apart from DelPotro and his wrist) will take much more time than average – after which, yes, hopefully, more success to come – but not yet. Provided he doesn’t over-play, he will be back with a sizzle in 2019.

Too much pessimism is depressing but so is too much optimism – however, it makes a welcome change to hear from you and not the platitudes sent by those who are simply mouthing-off. Saying what they think may make them popular.

Mystic - Willow Says:

J-Kath im not overally pesimistic or pessimistic, im in the middle, what does get irritating is some of the rather insincere messages wishing the best for a favorites rivals, hope they come back blahdy blah ….

Margot Says:

Mystic: How can you judge whether they’re “insincere” or not? I suppose you could revisit all comments made by someone to see, if at some point they’ve dissed Andy, but otherwise? BTW I think VP’s comment was spot on TBH.

j-kath Says:

For me, this is the reality for Andy – as stated by Andy.

Mystic - Willow Says:

Margot thats why i said some ….

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