Andy Murray realistic on Grand slam chances after US Open defeat
Having made a fantastic comeback to the sport following early retirement, Andy Murray has seen his Grand Slam dream ended in America. The Scot was up against Felix Auger-Alissime in the Second Round of the US Open, having fought back dramatically to overcome stern opposition and make it to this round.
However, a straight sets wipeout left the Scot with plenty to ponder after the match. At 33 and with increasing injury problems having halted his previous flow and style, he’s no longer able to compete at the same standard as his Grand Slam-winning peak.
A tremendous competitor and a real warrior, though, he gave it his all in a match-up that pushed his hips to the limit. After the match-up, though, Murray was his usual self when asked about the possibility of winning another Grand Slam, saying: “It was hard enough when I had two normal hips!
“So it will be difficult, but I’ll keep trying – why not? Why shouldn’t I try my hardest to do that? And if I don’t, that’s all right. But I might as well shoot for the stars.”
It’s a cracking attitude to have, but it might be hard for the Scot to come back from the injuries he has had to return to his Grand Slam winning pomp. However, if there is any player on the ATP circuit who is going to be giving it his all to make it happen, it’ll be Murray.