"I didn't mind playing in front of no crowds cause I was excited to be back playing - Murray on his pandemic story
Andy Murray has been enduring some of the worst years tennis-wise and the 2020 year was very challenging for him as he worked his way towards tennis.
In a feature done with ATP posted on their Youtube channel, Murray spoke about his experience during the pandemic. Firstly he spoke about the moment tennis got suspended:
"I was actually about to book a flight to Miami when it hit. Tennis became the farthest thing from your thinking."
He also spoke about the challenge of raising kids during the lockdown as his imagination was running out after a few weeks and he did not know how to entertain them. When the season resumed Andy was excited saying:
"I actually didn't mind playing in front of no crowds cause I was excited to be back playing. Getting a chance to compete. I was pretty happy with how I played. Had some pretty good wins."
Disaster struck prior to the AO Open when he tested positive for coronavirus. Remembering that he said:
"I was really disappointed that I could not go. Trained and prepared really well. I was feeling really good and my tennis was in a good place."
"I was supposed to go to Delray Beach but we opted not to go there. The cases were high in Florida, We had a few cases in our tennis centre and unfortunately picked it up and yeah, was really disappointing."
On the Aussie Open he said:
"Did not follow it much as I wanted to be there myself. I tried to distance myself from it."
Speaking about plans moving ahead he did not say much except:
"The next step is to try and win consistently on the Tour and stay healthy. I am hoping I will be able to do that.
Check out the full feature below.