Andy Murray wants to test himself against top players on practice courts



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Andy Murray wants to test himself against top players on practice courts

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray was still feeling after returning from Miami but now he is practicing well and not feeling pain. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, hasn't played since early-March, when he suffered a round-of-16 loss to Russian Andrey Rublev in the Rotterdam round-of-16.

Over the last few days, Murray has managed to do a good work on the practice courts and he has been waking up pain-free. "When I got back from Miami, I went through a process of scans. They didn't show anything serious but I was still having pain," Murray said, per Sky Sports.

"I had to do quite a lot of work in the gym to address some imbalances and lack of range of motion. I've been working on that for a few weeks but the positive thing was that I was able to practice pretty much since I got back.

"The last five or six days there has been a definite improvement. I've played points the last four days and there hasn't been residual pain when waking up."

Murray wants to test himself against the best

Murray was scheduled to play the Australian Open but a positive coronavirus test halted his plans.

Murray has player only a total of three tournaments so far this season. He ended runner-up at the Biella 2 Challenger and also lost in the Montpellier first round. Murray wants now to practice against the best players so he could see where is his level.

"On Sunday, I've got a court booked with (Diego) Schwartzman and then Novak (Djokovic) in the afternoon, and then (I'm) trying to sort some more after that," Murray said. "I want to play against the highest level players possible because I think that will help me improve my game quicker.

When you are practicing against the best guys, it shows up better the things that you need to improve on." Murray last year received a wildcard for the French Open but didn't impress as he suffered a 6-1 6-3 6-2 loss to Stan Wawrinka in the first round.

Murray finished runner-up at Roland Garros in 2016. "I don't mind if they don't want to give me a wildcard, that's fine, they can give them to whoever they want to," Murray said. "It just makes it a bit tricky with planning, but we should find out in the next week or so."