Former World No.1 Andy Murray has confirmed he will probably be taking part at this yr’s US Open if it goes forward as deliberate. The US Open is at present scheduled to be held from August 31 with the Cincinnati Open being held on the Flushing Meadows earlier than that from August 22.
Top tennis stars, each women and men, have pulled out of the Slam due to the continuing COVID-19 disaster in New York however Murray acknowledged he’s prepared to take the chance to participate on the event.
“I love playing the biggest events,” Murray instructed reporters as per The Guardian. “Even though this will be different, with no fans. But that is something I care about and I’m willing to take a risk to go and play.”
Injuries have created issues for Murray these days and in accordance to his personal admission, he has missed a whole lot of big-ticket tournaments due to it. The Scot accepted he would not know for the way lengthy he can maintain going and needs to profit from his time on the courtroom.
“I’ve missed it, missed it a lot,” the 33-year-old stated. “The situation I’ve been in the last few years, I’ve not had opportunity to play in many slams. I don’t know how many I’ll have left.
“So, whereas I’m feeling comparatively respectable…clearly there’s a threat there, however I need to try to play in them and benefit from the largest occasions once more,” he added.
Earlier, Australia tennis star Nick Kyrgios and world no. 1 women’s player Ashleigh Barty also pulled out of the Grand Slam in New York citing COVID-19 issues in the city.