The COVID-19 virus has imposed severe restrictions around the world. The world of tennis was also closed for a few months before returning to action. Tennis is returning to its peak with the start of the US Open on August 31st. British pro Andy Murray was granted a wild card following the retirement of some players. The 2012 US Open champion, however, felt “a little sad” due to the absence of the crowd.
“I can’t wait to compete but I also like, I said before, I was walking around the fields after yesterday’s training and I also felt a little sad because this place is usually totally bustling like this time of year. The fans create the atmosphere and make the tournament what they are “Murray said.
The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has always been overrun by the public. In particular, during the Grand Slam of the United States, the place becomes a center of attraction. However, with the COVID-19 situation still to normalize, visitors are strictly prohibited from entering the stadium or its suburbs. Like everyone else, Andy Murray misses the Flushing Meadows’ eccentric audience.
Andy Murray looks forward to winning again
Murray admits it’s great to be racing again. Take this opportunity to applaud the USTA for the arrangements they have made to keep players safe. However, Murray points out that even after all this the only thing that’s heartbreaking is not having fans to watch the games.
Former British number 1 Andy Murray struggled with his form due to his injuries. Once a heavyweight candidate for Grand Slams, his injuries set him aside for a long time and lowered his lethality. However, his immense experience and skill remain a perfect blend to overcome any opponent.
Murray is currently playing the Western and Southern Open. By defeating Frances Tiafoe in the round of 16, she arranged a clash with Alexander Zverev in the round of 32. Before participating in the US Open, the Western and Southern Open serves as a preparatory tournament. Murray would thoroughly analyze his performance before starting for the Grand Slam.