In the build-up to the US Open Andy Murray has spoken to The Guardian about his future plans as he prepares for the birth of his first child. Earlier this month Murray and his wife Kim announced that they are expecting their first child in February.
The birth of his new baby will inevitably have an impact on Murray’s schedule for next year. During an interview with Guardian reporter Kevin Mitchell, Murray has confirmed that he will not travel to Miami for his annual training block.
He has attended Miami every December since 2007. Due to his wife not being able to travel, Murray has said that he plans to train at home. “I’ll have a very light month in February, I’d imagine. I won’t play anything, probably through until Indian Wells, after Australia.
I’ll also spend more time at home in December, to be at home with Kim, probably from the end of the season through until just after Christmas time, then go over to Australia before the Hopman Cup, to get over there early and get used to the weather.
So I’ll do more of my training at home.” Murray said. During his training sessions in Miami, Murray performs a series of rigorous exercises which includes 400-meter repetition running for endurance on the court, weight lifting and core stability work to improve his performance.
One of the programmes which Murray conducts was published in Men’s Health in 2013. Murray also hinted that Amelie Mauresmo might return to his camp before the end of the year. Mauresmo gave birth to her first child on August 24th, a baby boy called Aaron.
“The current plan is that Jonas is going to be with me through until Paris and then, depending on what Amèlie decides, maybe Amèlie and Jonas will be in London at the end of the year, but we’re not 100% sure yet.” In the first round of the US Open, Murray will play controversy-stricken Nick Kyrgios in what could be a mouth watering encounter.
It will be the third time this year that they have played each other in a Grand Slam. In their two previous matches at the Australian and French Open, Murray won them both in straight sets.