(August 23, 2014) FLUSHING MEADOWS – 2012 US Open champion Andy Murray, coming off surgery at the end of 2013, says he’s ready and prepared for the US Open
“For a slam, probably, I mean, any of the ones — I mean, Australian Open last year, Wimbledon last year, you know, would have been the last two. Obviously I missed the French last year. My back was not great during this event last year. Yeah, this year would be the best prepared I have been coming into a slam. I got a great training block over in Miami done, so physically I’m where I would want to be. My body is pain-free, which is good. Yeah, I feel ready.”
“I feel confident,” the Scot said of his chances at Flushing Meadows. “I don’t know whether more or less than the other ones, but physically I’m better prepared than I was for the other slams just because, you know, I got — the Australian Open I was obviously not going to be perfect. I hadn’t played a match for like four months going into it, so, you know, that was kind of normal. But I got my best training block I have had since before Wimbledon last year down in Miami. Trained hard and, yeah, I feel ready. Yeah, because of that, I feel confident and I’m looking forward to the start.
2012 champion Murray will open again Robin Hasse on Monday. He’ll play the second match on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“I have been here long enough to be used to the conditions and stuff now. I think for some guys that are coming in late, you know, playing on the Wednesday may help, but I have had enough time on the courts now to practice and prepare. So to get underway on Monday is good.”