Andy Murray admits it is “regarding” sweat testing offered no conclusive solutions as to what’s inflicting his cramp points forward of the US Open.
The 35-year-old has struggled with scorching and humid circumstances over the previous few weeks, cramping in three completely different matches, together with his loss to Cameron Norrie in Cincinnati final week.
Precisely why stays a thriller, although, after sweat assessments trying to find out a purpose got here again clear.
“It was all good,” he mentioned. “Sweat check was good. Blood check was good. No diseases.”
The 2012 US Open champion, who’s ranked No 47, will likely be unseeded going into this 12 months’s event and has drawn twenty fourth seed Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina within the opening spherical.
The Scot will now go into that match, first up on Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday, not sure as to the reason for his current issues however is hopeful he will likely be able to compete on the event the place he broke his Grand Slam duck a decade in the past.
“I feel it will be good when you had been one factor, you had been poor in one thing, possibly it’s due to that,” he mentioned.
“However no less than I do know now it’s extra all the way down to both conditioning or hydration or food-related. That’s one thing I can clearly management slightly bit as nicely.
“However I really feel like I’m in respectable form in order that it’s why it’s regarding. I do not actually know why it has occurred. Previous few days in observe I’ve truly felt a bit higher within the circumstances and the whole lot so hopefully I will likely be alright on Monday.”
Murray believes his recreation has not been constant sufficient this 12 months with the previous world No 1 having failed to select up an ATP title for the primary time since 2019, regardless of reaching finals in Sydney and Stuttgart.
His kind on the American hardcourts doesn’t bode nicely for his probabilities heading into the US Open the place he’ll come up towards Bastad winner Cerundolo earlier than a possible date with Australian veteran John Millman after which what could possibly be a blockbuster conflict former Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini additional down the road.
“From the tennis facet of issues I’ve had some good wins and a few robust losses. It is not fairly occurred at one of many huge occasions but, in order that’s been disappointing,” he mentioned.
“It is simply not been constant sufficient and consistency is what issues over the course of the 12 months. You are able to do it for the odd match or two but when it isn’t the identical for big components of the 12 months then you definately’re not going to win as a lot of these matches you want to.”
Murray additionally believes this 12 months’s Grand Slam is the “most open” it has been in years, saying: “I might think about a few of the guys who you’ll count on to go deep, will do. (Daniil) Medvedev, Rafa (Nadal), (Carlos) Alcaraz and (Stefanos) Tsitsipas – these guys.
“I do assume there will likely be a possibility for Cam (Norrie). He is been very constant towards the blokes ranked beneath him for probably the most half this 12 months. He is positively bought an opportunity of run. When it is scorching and humid that may assist his recreation and the courts listed here are fairly quick.
“Actually the warmth and the humidity is a constructive for him.”
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