Former world No. 1 Andy Murray insists he is feeling physically fine ahead of the US Open. Murray, now ranked at No. 114 in the world, has had two major hip surgeries since 2017 and since then he hasn't been the same player.
In preparation for the US Open, Murray made second rounds at the Toronto Masters and Winston-Salem Open. "Physically, I've been good since I've been here in the matches,” Murray said in his pre-tournament press conference, per the ATP website.
“I pulled up well the following days after them. That for me has been really positive. I would obviously like my game to be in a better place. “It is interesting sometimes that you don't feel like you're playing particularly well, but I've had opportunities in my matches against top players in the past few weeks and not quite taken them.
Maybe if I did, I'd be sitting here with a slightly different take on things”.
Murray struggling to translate his game to real matches
"The positive thing in the past few months is that I haven't been held back really from what I can do on the practice court,” Murray said.
“I have been on the practice court and I have been training and doing all the things I wanted to do from a practise perspective. It is the matches where you need to ultimately go out there and perform. That's what's been frustrating the past few weeks”.
Murray, who received a wild card for the US Open, is set to take on No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round. “[It is] not the easiest draw out there,” Murray said. “When you're not seeded, these sorts of things can happen.
It will be a good, good test for me to see kind of where my game's at, where it's progressed to from when I arrived in the States. “The crowd's always helped. They like people that fight, give their all, show their heart and emotion and energy on the court. I think over the years here I've had very good support, so I've enjoyed that”.