"Physically I feel tired" - Murray after prevailing over Wawrinka in Cincinnati thriller
Andy Murray is through to the second round at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati after prevailing in a hard fought 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-5 victory.
The former World No.1 was out on court for just over two and a half hours so as expected was tired speaking post match while also admitting he is having issues with cramp which he has dealt with in Washington and now Cincinnati.
“The court is pretty lively when the weather is like this. Physically I feel tired,” Murray said in his on-court interview. “I had some issues with cramp during the match, the same as Washington, so that is something I need to get on top of.
“I tried to take the ball on a little more and finish points at the net. I wasn’t that successful when I came up, but the intention was there. I was a little more offensive on the second-serve return. Last game I was just fighting, trying to find a way through.”
Next up is his compatriot Cameron Norrie in an all British clash and it's a tie where he knows what to expect.
“He is very different to how Stan plays, being a lefty,” Murray said when looking ahead to his match against Norrie. “Flat on the backhand, heavy topspin on the forehand. We have spent a little bit of time on the court together, so there won’t be many surprises out there for me.”