Andy Murray has more lives than a cat. The Brit sensation managed to bounce back rather spectacularly in 2019 after many were a bit too rushy in saying that his career was over because of a problem to his hip. Nevertheless, the former world no.1 managed to win an ATP event in Antwerp in the same year after he had a tricky operation.
Unfortunately, Andy had to withdraw during the following Davis Cup and he has been out of competitions for long. However, Murray went agreed to play the so-called “Battle of the Brits” in the South of London where he played rather good tennis. Andy lost at the photo-finish against Dan Evans in the semifinal 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 in what was a rather compelling contest.
Why Murray had to withdraw
Unfortunately, Andy was unable to compete in the third-place play-off. The Brit admitted that his physical condition wasn’t 100% after being out of competitions for so long. The Brit commented:
“I thought I started the match well and then like in all of my matches this week, my levels dropped off a bit after that.
I’ve just not been able to sustain a high level for long enough. My game is there, I just need more time to practice and prepare and I’ll get there. It was a big step up this week from what I’ve been doing, and I coped with it physically relatively well, I thought I moved better with each match and was a bit more confident. It was a positive week.
Some of the tennis this week has been very encouraging, I just wasn’t able to do it for long enough in the matches. That’s something that when I was up at the top of the game and competing regularly, my level was the same throughout whereas I’m struggling to maintain that, probably just with lack of matches.”
Andy Murray in 2020
Ranked world no.129, Andy played his last match on the 20th of November 2019 when he beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-77 6-4 7-65 in the Rubber 1 of the Davis Cup.
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Bye bye New York😔 Was nice to be back out there competing in a slam again. Gave it my best effort but it wasn't enough. Thanks to everyone for the support and messages last few days 👍 I'm off to get a health check as apparently I've started imagining things. #liarliarpantsonfire🔥