Andy Murray’s successive wins at Wimbledon to Rio Olympics 2016 for months might have contributed fatigue and stress. Hence, he demanded complete body rest before competing for Cincinnati Masters this month.
In a few days, Andy Murray will be back in court fighting against other great tennis players. In the same event, world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, as well as the Swiss legend Roger Federer, announced their absence. Thus, the 29-year-old British champion can fully take advantage of winning this tournament.
Despite his busy stretch of tournaments scheduled this year, Andy Murray remained confident for this month’s event. He explained that the succeeding events from Wimbledon to Rio Olympics were exhausting.
On the way to the final rounds, he consumed four hours competing against no. 141 seeded Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro aka Delpo. Though he won at the end of the of match, it was quite obvious that Andy Murray was tired.
The British champion certainly needed time to relax apart from training for the next match. He even told Tennis TV about his 10-day off. “I think I made a good decision to take 10 full days off. So I could feel as fresh as possible for the Olympics,” he said.
During the interview, he also encouraged his fellow tennis players to take a break after playing succeeding tournaments to freshen up. He quoted that as he grows old, he needed more time to recover from tiresome tennis events.
In addition to that, he urged others to be smart when it comes to rest days especially those who aren’t that young anymore. With that being said, Murray is expected to spend time for other stuff before he resumes training for Cincinnati Masters. In that way, he could renew his energy lost from continuous matches he participated.
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