Andy Murray provides update on injury that ruined US Open build-up

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Andy Murray addresses the media ahead of the US Open

Andy Murray’s build-up to the US Open has been far from perfect, but he is confident that he has fully recovered from the recent injury that caused havoc to his preparations for the season-ending Grand Slam.

Following a solid start to the Canadian Open at the beginning of August, Murray was forced to withdraw from his third-round clash against Jannik Sinner due to an abdominal strain.

He was then forced to skip last week’s Cincinnati Open and will now head into his US Open first-round match against Corentin Moutet having not played competitively in nearly three weeks.

But despite the recent hiccups, Murray is feeling upbeat ahead of the tournament.

“The first five or six days were a bit complicated. There were lots of different opinions,” the former world No 1 said.

“It is quite a difficult place to scan, the ab, so we weren’t really sure the first few days. And then I came to New York pretty early and went to one of the hospitals.

“The radiologist from back home looked at my scans and checked them, I had a small tear, which is healing and the last five or six days of practice have been really good.

“I’ve not had any issues serving. It’s just obviously been a bit [difficult], you don’t just take a week off from serving and then go full into it, you need to build up a little bit so it’s not been perfect in that sense, but my ab has been okay.”

Murray is hoping for a deep run at Flushing Meadows following his second-round Wimbledon defeat where he lost in five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

However, he feels that he has made some changes to his game that will hopefully lead to improvement.

“I went away on holiday straight afterwards, went away for like six days and then after matches, especially Wimbledon or at majors, when everything is a greater disappointment and greater emotions at any time of the year…,” he explained.

“I [spoke] with my team about things that I really feel like I need to make a change to certain shots in my game if I wanted to win more of those matches and dictate more of those matches.

“My feeling was I wanted to put in some work technically to allow me to play the way that I want to and the way that my team wants me to.”

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