After three years, former world number one and Grand Slam champion Andy Murray came back to victory in a match on grass and burst into tears at the end of the match. Andy has been struggling with a serious hip problem for years and for this reason he has not been able to offer his best tennis for a long time with his retirement which, despite everything, could come overnight.
His fans are still watching his races carefully and Murray is also very popular on social networks for his continuous and funny comments on his colleagues and on the other matches on the circuit. For some time, however, Murray has not hidden his love for this sport and for this reason he does not give up and wants to fight to the end, out of love for this sport.
In the first round of the Queen's tournament, the British player beat the French player Benoit Paire in just over an hour, defeated with the result of 6-3; 6-2. Accurately Murray hadn't won a singles match even since the 2018 Eastbourne tournament.
At the end of the match Murray made the following statements: "It was my first game on grass in three years and I only played two or three sets in training before the tournament. I didn't know my conditions in the race but I think that for the first meeting it didn't go badly.
My body is old and I am an age, but I think I have moved quite well in terms of mobility. Why do I still play? I love to play tennis and that's why I do all this with a lot of effort. In the last few years I haven't competed as I wanted but to be here and to fight is really fantastic."
The next round will be quite challenging for Murray as he will face the number one seed of the tournament Matteo Berrettini, winner despite great suffering and a not excellent debut of the Italian derby against Stefano Travaglia, beaten thanks to a double tiebreak.
Roger Federer: "Slam Race? As long as we play, anything is possible"
Roger Federer is back in a game on grass after more than 700 days. The Swiss champion has decided to restart from the Halle tournament, which has always given him great satisfaction in his career.
Federer has in fact won the German event ten times and this year will do everything possible to sign the umpteenth feat. In recent days, thanks to the success achieved by Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, there has been a lot of talk about the GOAT issue and the Grand Slam record.
Recall that Federer and Rafael Nadal are still at 20 and the Serbian won his nineteenth Grand Slam in Paris. Federer said: "In the semifinal against Rafa there were some impressive exchanges and Stefanos Tsitsipas also played a great match in the final, but it was great to see how Djokovic managed to recover and save himself in the end.
Before Roland Garros, Novak also won the Belgrade 2 tournament." During the long interview by by tagesanzeiger.ch, Federer also talked about the Slam Race. He said: "I think more and more players will win Grand Slam titles in the future.
These tournaments have given me so much and are a great stage for our sport. It is incredible that most of the Grand Slams in recent years have been won by three players, but we cannot forget that most of the Tour is characterized by other tournaments.
When I took my first steps on the Tour, it wasn't just a question of the Grand Slam. It was Pete Sampras who triggered this development. After the 15th Major, I no longer cared if I had won 15, 16, 17 or 18. I just wanted to beat Sampras' record, everything else was something more.
Who will win the most Grand Slams? As long as we play, anything is possible. It will only be decided at the end." At the press conference, Federer also focused on his condition and on the next edition of Wimbledon. "Clearly my goals for Wimbledon are quite high.
If I fail to do well in Halle, I know I will have another week to continue training. We are all in the same boat, as the others have not played on this surface in the last few years. years. I missed playing on grass a lot and it's a joy to be back. I haven't played a match on this surface for two years."