Andy Murray shared why he is playing the European Open in Antwerp this week after playing three consecutive tournaments in Asia. The British player said: “The main reason is that it’s the closest tournament to home for me, and my wife is quite pregnant right now.
The last time I was in that situation I found myself in Australia and I didn’t want to be in that position again”. On his opening round opponent, the local player Kimmer Coppejans, Murray said: "I do not know a lot about him.
I already saw him playing. But I did not really watch his matches. I know he would have played the fifth rubber during the 2015 Davis Cup final between Great Britain and Belgium. He has been playing a lot on clay. Tonight and tomorrow morning I will watch some highlights with my coach."
Asked if he thinks he can win the title, Murray replied: "It's possible if I play really well. I achieved a lot of progresses over the last few weeks." Murray said he will not play again before the Davis Cup finals in Madrid next month: "My body is ready for a break after this event.
I did not play more than three matches over a week. In order to win, I have to be able to play five or six matches and I have not done it yet", said the three-time Grand Slam winner who also admitted that triumphing in the Belgian event will not be easy as the field is very good.