In an interview to Tennis World USA the European Open Antwerp Tournament Director Dick Norman commented on Andy Murray playing the Belgian event for the first time. Norman said: "He has won everything a player can win Davis Cup gold medal, Grand Slams.
Tickets sales are going up and we have a lot of good players and on the top of that Andy Murray is someone we have been dreaming about." Asked if he sees Murray capable of competing at the same level as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the future, Norman added: "It's tough to say what will happen in the future.
Murray is taking step by step, he had surgery, then he played doubles, singles and everything has gone well. He has got everything - the mental side, the technique. It's a matter of time before we see the old Murray again."
Norman was asked if he tried to bring Nick Kyrgios back after that the Australian made his first appearance in 2017: "This year we focused on Andy Murray and we are very happy he comes. David Goffin too, who would attract the crowd.
Kyrgios is very good for tennis, an amazing player, he hits crazy shots. People talk about him. Sometimes he has crossed the line but it's important for the game of tennis." Norman also gave his views on the Laver Cup that will feature both Federer and Rafael Nadal this year: "It's a nice tournament, something new, attractive format.
It's a very successful tournament. Players like it. It has a bright, nice future." Norman also invited everyone to come to Antwerp: “I am really excited to present the best of tennis in Belgium this year and look forward to meeting many tennis fans for top matches and great fun!"