Andy Murray: 'I’ve had some tough months'

Andy Murray continues to struggle on grass

by Simone Brugnoli
Andy Murray: 'I’ve had some tough months'
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The most attentive spectators will have noticed that a new technology has been introduced from this edition of Roland Garros. The chair umpires have been equipped with front cameras. So that when they get off their chairs to see a ball, in theory the direction using that camera could show the umpire's view to the spectators at home.

Andy Murray, Roland Garros 2020
Andy Murray, Roland Garros 2020© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

In fact, the instrument is positioned at the height of the chair umpires' ears and the aim would be to make the public better understand the umpire's view when checking a rebound on the Parisian clay and his live dialogues and interactions with the players.

The innovation, in truth not used very intensively during the matches, has in fact left Andy Murray very perplexed. The British player, who was eliminated in the first round of Roland Garros in a very clear manner by Stan Wawrinka, joked about this innovation on his profile X (formerly Twitter).

In fact, Murray wrote: "Is there a worse use of technology in sport than the introduction of the camera on the umpire's head at Roland Garros?"

Andy Murray continues to struggle

After the 2024 French Open, 3-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray lost to Marcos Giron in Stuttgart. “My game needs to improve, the level of tennis on the tour is high. I need to play better if I want to win more matches.

I’ve had some tough months, but physically I feel OK just now – the ankle, the back,”  revealed Murray. “It’s all felt better since going onto grass.”

The Scot, as we all know has repeatedly stated that this will be his last season. The end of a very long journey that has given him so much satisfaction.

The former world number one had revealed-in a recent press conference-his intention not to play beyond the summer. So it seems easy to imagine what events Murray will try to participate in by giving his all: Wimbledon and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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