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23.06.2020 Tennis

Andy Murray Says His Priority Is To Play At US Open And French Open

By Reuters
Andy Murray Says His Priority Is To Play At US Open And French Open
LISTEN JUN 23, 2020

Former world number one Andy Murray says he is looking forward to competing at the US Open and French Open later this year but only if it is safe enough amid the Covid-19 pandemic that shut down the sport in March.

The US Open will be staged without fans as scheduled from August 31-September 13 in New York while the postponed French Open will be held from September 27-October 11.

Earlier this month, world number one Novak Djokovic said strict health protocols at the US Open would prevent players from bringing more than one person on their support team to the venue but Murray said that was an arrangement he was fine with.

"Playing the Grand Slams would be my priority," Murray said on Monday. "I think the schedule is tricky and I understand the reason why it is like that.

The ATP and WTA Tours are set to resume in August.
Murray, 33, has not competed since playing in the Davis Cup in November due to complications with his hip but is set to return on Tuesday at a behind-closed-doors tournament in London, the 'Battle of the Brits', organised by his brother Jamie.

"My hip has been feeling better for probably the past three or four weeks. It feels better than it did in March," he added.

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