Andy Murray speaks on players being slow to vaccinate

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray insists that the life has been easier for him after getting vaccinated. 

Players who haven’t been vaccinated are still allowed to compete on the Tour but the ATP has been urging its players recently to take the jab. 

“Yeah, I mean, over the next few months things are going to probably end up changing quite a bit. I know the conversations with regards to the Australian Open and stuff are already happening. The players that have been vaccinated are going to potentially be able to – well, they’re going to be having very different conditions to players who are not vaccinated,” Murray said, per Ben Rothenberg. 

“Yeah, I can see it’s going to become an issue over the coming months. If tournaments are going to go ahead and be held like the Aussie Open, a lot of the tour is not vaccinated, but for them to go ahead and host it, they’re going to be, year, allowing the players that have had the vaccination to train and move freely between the hotel and stuff, potentially not having to quarantine and things like that.”

Murray hopes more players decide to take the dose 

“I feel like I’m enjoying kind of a farily normal life, whereas for the players that haven’t, it’s different. I’m sure they’ll be frustrated with that,” Murray insisted. 

“Ultimately I guess the reason why all of us are getting vaccinated is to look out for the wider public. We have a responsibility as players that are traveling across the world, yeah, to look out for everyone else as well. 

“I’m happy that I’m vaccinated. I’m hoping that more players choose to have it in the coming months.” 

Murray, now ranked at No. 114 in the world, received a wild card for the US Open. 

Murray, who captured his maiden Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2012, was drawn to meet No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round.