Former world number 1 Andy Murray said he was determined before the Tokyo Olympics, where he will defend his two Olympic titles acquired in 2012 and 2016, despite the injuries that have disrupted his career for several seasons.
“I am really looking forward to (…) having a good month this summer, with Wimbledon and the Olympics,” he said on Friday evening, saying he had decided to “take part in the best tournaments”.
Winner of three Grand Slams (US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016), Murray has seen his career severely disrupted since 2017 by hip and groin injuries, several operations, and the coronavirus.
“I feel good at the moment,” however swept the Briton, who has not played a game since he had to forfeit injury at the Miami tournament in March.
The current 123rd in the world said he would train in Rome on Sunday with Diego Schwartzman and Novak Djokovic on the sidelines of the Masters.
“I want to play against the highest level players possible because I think it will help me improve my game faster,” he explained, hoping to then get a wild card for one of the tournaments taking place. third week of May, either Geneva or Lyon.
Murray, who will be 34 years old next week, would then want to play Roland Garros in early June, without however knowing if he will have to win his place in qualifying or if he will be granted a wild card.
“I don’t mind if they don’t want to give me a wild card. That’s fine, they can give it to whoever they want,” he observed. “It’s just complicating my schedule a bit, but we should find out within a week or two.”