Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray dropped a praise on Tennis Australia for their efforts to constantly improve the Australian Open. Murray, 34, is a five-time Australian Open runner-up. Murray, a former world No. 1, hasn't played at the Australian Open since losing to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round in 2019.
"Haven’t been back to Melbourne @AustralianOpen for 3 years but it always amazes me the improvements @TennisAustralia make to the event year on year. Easily the best facilities on tour. Gyms, recovery areas, dining, transport all improved even during Covid," Murray tweeted.
Murray determined to bounce back in 2022
Murray hasn't been the same player since he started experiencing major hip problems in 2017. Murray has had a few rough seasons but he is determined to bounce back in 2022. "I just want to get the most out of what I can, whilst I'm still able to do it,” Murray told Eurosport.
“I've spoken to many ex-players that have said, ‘When it's gone, nothing will replace it. So enjoy it whilst you're able to, play as long as you can’. Because I know a lot of players have stopped and kind of regret it when they could have kept going”.
Tomas Berdych, who had some great battles with Murray, said it's unrealistic to expect Murray to ever again win a Grand Slam. "Everybody gets their choice and if he feels good, it's perfect. He knows chasing a Grand Slam title is not possible now, and making more money is not an issue for him, so it's just the pure love of the sport and if he feels the level he's at right now is enough for him then keep on playing, why not? I would probably be playing myself if my hip and lower back problems didn't bother me and I had a solution to it," Berdych told Sky Sports.