Andy Murray ‘mentally planning’ for US Open however ‘apprehensive’ about journey

“If it wasn’t taking place, my schedule for practising, my rehab, would all be a bit totally different. Mentally I am planning for it to go forward.”

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Andy Murray returned to action last month in the Battle of the Brits tournament organised by his brother Jamie

Andy Murray returned to motion final month within the Battle of the Brits event organised by his brother Jamie

Andy Murray says he’s “mentally planning” for the US open to go forward subsequent month however admits he’s “apprehensive” about travelling to New York.

The event is scheduled to happen at Flushing Meadows with out followers from August 31 to September 13.

Nonetheless, the resumption of the boys’s ATP Tour was additional delayed when it was introduced final week that the Citi Open in Washington, because of start on August 13, was cancelled as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The choice solid additional doubt on whether or not the US Open would go forward in simply over a month’s time.

Various high gamers, together with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios, David Goffin and Simona Halep have already expressed doubts over enjoying on this 12 months’s US Open, although Serena Williams has dedicated to participating.

“4 or 5 weeks in the past, we have been fairly sceptical about it however mentally at some stage it is advisable begin getting ready and planning for that,” mentioned Murray who returned from a seven-month layoff final month to play within the Battle of the Brits event the place he reached the semi-finals.

Serena Williams remains committed to play at the US Open

Serena Williams stays dedicated to play on the US Open

“If it wasn’t taking place, my schedule for practising, my rehab, would all be a bit totally different. Mentally I am planning for it to go forward.”

“The difficulty for us is the journey, so we’ll most likely be a bit apprehensive getting over there.

“Hopefully the U.S. Open can go forward but when not, I am additionally OK with that.

“It is not like I am saying it should go forward. As long as it is protected for the gamers then we have to attempt to get again to competing.”