Andy Murray managed to beat Robin Haase. It wasn't as easy as some might have expected, but that's not surprising given Murray's new comeback. It's not easy to play with a metal hip, but he doesn't want to give up.
“It’s not easy,” said the 33-year-old Scot, as quoted by herladscotland “Every time I lose a match I’m getting told to retire, that I should stop playing, that I’m finished and got nothing left or whatever and it’s sad and all of these things.
“It’s not easy. I feel like I’m playing for my career just now, each time I step on court, which is a motivation in some ways. “But it also adds a bit of extra stress. There’s a bit of extra doubt there and on top of that I’m playing with a metal hip, which is hard.
Trust me, it’s not easy." “So it’s a big challenge for me just now and one that I’ll meet head on, but it’s not easy just now. The last few months have been a bit of a struggle”.
Muray feels good
Murray is feeling very well physically and it looks like he could get back to his old form “I know physically I’m in a better place that I was at then end of 2019, from all of the results I have from all of the gym work and stuff,” he said.
“When I finished in Antwerp in 2019 I felt good physically and then the next time I got on the court I had an issue with my groin and it took ages for that to get better." “Physically I feel good right now, but you don’t know what’s round the corner and that’s the thing I’ve been more anxious and apprehensive about, more than my tennis”.
In the previous match, Murray managed to come back and showed his mental strength again “From the mental side yeah, I did well to win because I was really struggling with my game for probably about an hour and a half of that match,” added Murray, who said he had recently deleted both his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“I haven’t really felt like that many times in my career, mis-timing the ball, I was…I don’t know. It was very strange. I didn’t quite know what to do out there." “When I did feel I was making the right decisions, I was just mis-timing the ball, it wasn’t coming off my racket like usual.
“I didn’t return well and then I found a way and actually at the end, I started to play a bit better – so the mental side and the physical side was positive. “I moved pretty well and played for two-and-a-half hours and my hips and groin and stuff felt good, so that was positive. “But from the tennis side, it was average at best”.