Dec 29, 12 months ago

Andy Murray reveals major change after injury comeback

Andy Murray reveals major change after injury comeback



Former World no.1 Andy Murray reveals his injury has moved the goalposts and changed his motivation in training.

Murray was forced to withdraw from 2017 season prematurely after his quarter-final stage defeat by Sam Querrey in July due to hip injury.

Double Olympic Champion has had six months out of competitive tennis and has now revealed that all he wants at this point is to get back on the court.

“When I was fit and healthy last year [2016] you think about winning all the major events, getting to No 1 and winning every competition that you are in and that is what really drives you,” Murray told Sky Sports.

“When you miss four or five months and there has been a bit of uncertainty about my hip or stuff, [that changes].

“I missed the US Open and almost missed Wimbledon as well.



Andy Murray reveals

“The goals change and I remember now how much I just loved playing tennis – it isn’t about winning every match that I play in the future or winning more slams.

He also hinted that he will skip some tournaments during 2018 to focus on the Grand Slams.

 

“I want to get back to playing tennis, I want to be fit and healthy and that is what is driving me just now.

“I am hoping next year I can get back to that and if I do [get back to being fit and healthy] then I have an opportunity to compete for the biggest tournaments in the world and I still believe that.

It is expected that Andy will be given a tough draw due to his rankings but the 30-year-old Murray is more bother about winning the titles rather than the rankings.

“For me moving forward, rather than looking at the rankings and the effort it took to get me there potentially set me back a little because I had played a lot of tennis in a very short period of time,” Murray added.

“The major competitions are the ones that drive me more than the ranking. I want to compete – it was tough for me basically limping out of Wimbledon at the end.

“I want to be competing hard and trying to win the Australian Open in January and the [other] Grand Slams. That is ultimately what I want to be doing but first and foremost I need to get healthy.

“I was pretty unhealthy for most of this year and I am getting there but it is a slow process.”


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