Fit-again Murray has summer dream
Brit ready to rumble
The Brit arrives fresh at Foro Italico having decided to sit out in Madrid last week. A minor back injury was the official reason but Murray indicated he just wanted a rest – and who can blame him with a potential four months of top class tennis to get through.
...“I am pretty good,” he said. “I have taken 10 days off following Barcelona and I started training on Wednesday. I think the injury has fully cleared up – after six days it feels fine.
...“It was my decision to stop playing,” he said. “Everyone has been plodding on. People have been saying that I was much smarter than they were
. Obviously the conditions were not ideal with the French Open just a couple of weeks away.
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So now we have it straight from the horse's mouth. Either Andy is playing the injury scare down, or that comment in italics makes complete BS of the "doctors' advice" statement which got everyone in such a lather. Anyway we'll soon find out how much good his rest has done him come Tuesday (I think).
At least it's now known that Nalbandian's Qualifier opponent is Spain's 24 year old Albert Ramos, currently ranked No.39, and who, not surprisingly, is a clay-court specialist, but whose 4 wins to date on that surface have all been in Challengers.