Andy Murray opens up on the mental and physical battle he's faced



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Andy Murray opens up on the mental and physical battle he's faced

From the final won against Wawrinka in Antwerp, Andy Murray took the tennis court only in Madrid for the - exhausting - match against Griekspoor. After consulting with his team, he also preferred to skip the winter training block in Miami, with the idea of flying directly Down Under.

Instead he spent the Christmas period in Scotland, training mainly in the gym with coach Delgado. After skipping the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, the Scotsman was expected to return to the Miami Open before the Coronavirus forced ATP and WTA to suspend the season.

Speaking in a Live session with Novak Djokovic in April, Murray opened up on the mental and physical battle he's faced while on the sidelines and life at home with his family. “Being away from the competition for a long period of time, you lose a little bit of an edge," he said.

"You lose a little bit of your aura. Maybe people see you coming back from an injury, there’s a sign of weakness there. You need to build that up again by winning matches. The psychological aspect sometimes is tougher than the physical aspect.

I’ve got to see my kids do things for the first time, usually when we’re away travelling, that you miss" - the three-time Grand Slam champion. At the end of November 2019, a television documentary, Andy Murray: Resurfacing, was released on the Amazon Prime platform, detailing Murray's various attempts to overcome his hip injury over a two-year period from his defeat at Wimbledon in 2017 to his doubles victory at Queen's Club in 2019.