Andy Murray has arrived in New York.
It wasn’t the easiest of journeys for the former world number one who didn’t pack until the morning before his flight and left his AirPods and laptop charger at home which isn’t ideal for someone who loves playing Football Manager.
Andy like everyone else will be allowed on site at Flushing Meadows in the next week and would have had to of signed that lifetime waiver which states:
“I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss or personal injury, including serious illness, injury or death, that may be sustained by more or by others who come into contact with me, as a result of my presence in the facilities, whether caused by the negligence of the NTC (USTA National Tennis Center) or otherwise.”
Murray’s plans are to play Cincinnati, he is just signed up for the singles. There were rumours the Brit would have fancied a qualifying wildcard a few weeks ago but has accepted a main draw wildcard in what will be his first ATP event in 10 months since he won the title in Antwerp.
Following Cincinnati he will then obviously play the US Open where he was a champion back in 2012.
Andy was one of the first recipients of a wildcard but with multiple withdrawals he no longer needs it to enter the tournament so will just be a direct entrance now.
It will be an interesting period for Andy who has only played three best of five set matches in the last three years. Andy won’t go and play without a feeling that he can compete and he will find out more about his level.
Roland Garros is the next big question on peoples lips.
The situation in France at the moment is worrying, Covid-19 cases are on the rise again but the noise from Roland Garros is they will look to continue without fans having released tickets for purchase in the last few weeks.
The last time Murray played on the clay was in early June back in 2017 when he lost in five to Stan in the semi-finals at Roland Garros so over three years ago once again.
It will be a conversation he will have with his team of Jamie Delgado and Matt Little who have travelled too. It also depends on how deep Andy goes in New York and the potential quarantine changes that could occur.