Andy Murray: Amazing that I’m able to compete against top-5 players with metal hip

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray is happy with the progress he has been making since the US Open. 

Murray lost in the US Open first round but he pushed world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas into a five-setter. 

After the US Open, Murray made the Metz quarterfinal and also the third round at the Indian Wells Masters.

“It has been better. From the grass season to the US Open, I played well,” Murray said, per the ATP website. “I played better tennis at the US Open. Since then, it has been consistently better each week. It has not been perfect, but most of the matches I have had chances and opportunities in, which certainly wasn’t the case in the grass season and some of the matches I played before the US Open. I have had some decent wins and some tight matches with some top players.”

Murray proud of what he has done 

Murray has had two major hip surgeries since 2017 and he is playing with a metal hip. 

Still Murray managed to win it all in Antwerp in 2019 and he is still able to play and compete against the world’s best players. 

“It has been amazing that I have been able to even get back and be playing,” Murray said. “Some of the results I have had, some will go ‘Oh he’s not winning enough against top players or he should be doing better’. But I shouldn’t be doing better than what I am with the situation with my body and what I have been through.

“I don’t think there are many players who would be able to compete with the top five players with a metal hip. I am proud of myself for putting myself in a position to compete with those guys. But ultimately if I want to get back to somewhere close to the level I was at before I need to be winning those matches.”