Andy Murray feels he needs to have an extended run of competitive matches to find out if his body can still endure competitive tennis at the highest level. Murray arrived in Miami for the Miami Open but developed groin pain while sleeping preventing him from practice ever since. He is puzzled by his latest setback and is hoping it is not an indicator that his body cannot cope any longer.
“I have obviously been training a lot in the last few months, doing significantly more than what I did on Friday, so it’s a bit puzzling. I don’t really understand it,” said Murray. “My physios don’t really understand it either. I wouldn’t want to say exactly what it is or where it’s coming from until I get it looked at more. But it also feels like one of those things that potentially in a few days I might be absolutely fine as well. I don’t know where it came from and why it happened.”
The latest injury is another setback for Murray who underwent hip resurfacing surgery in 2019. he then went on to miss the start of the 2020 season with the same hip and ended up 2020 with tendinitis in the poas muscle that connects the spine to the femur.