ATP Tour

Murray reveals he hasn't 'hit any balls for 5 weeks'

Andy Murray (Getty Images)
Andy Murray (Getty Images)

Andy Murray says that while he hasn't been able to "hit any balls for five weeks" due to the coronavirus pandemic, he is feeling "pretty good" as he closes on a return to full fitness.

The three-time Grand Slam winner hasn't played any competitive tennis since the Davis Cup Finals in November last year after suffering an injury setback.

He was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open and a few other tournaments, but he earmarked the Miami Open as a possible return event.

Murray's comeback was then delayed again as tennis went on an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he revealed during an Instagram Live chat with Rafael Nadal that he has been keeping fit during lockdown.

"I've been training a lot and still able to do lots of things, but haven't hit any balls for five weeks," the Scot said.

"I feel pretty good, so let's see when we're able to start [competing] again.

"I'm just trying to find stuff to do with the kids every day. It's been tough, but it's been nice to spend so much time with the kids and family. We're not used to that.

"It's difficult trying to teach your kids as parents. You appreciate the work that the teachers are doing a lot more because the kids don't always want to listen to what parents have to say."

- TEAMtalk media

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 7693 votes
Cricket
11% - 1946 votes
Football
19% - 3519 votes
Athletics
3% - 460 votes
Boxing
1% - 169 votes
Cycling
2% - 437 votes
Golf
5% - 899 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1523 votes
Tennis
3% - 605 votes
Water sports
1% - 166 votes
American sports
1% - 214 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 563 votes
Vote