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'I’m willing to take a risk': Murray targets US Open despite shadow of Covid-19 | Kevin Mitchell

The Guardian
Sunday 2 August 2020 15:30

Scot admits the lure of returning to the venue of his first grand slam title is too much to resist after so much time out injuredAndy Murray pauses when asked why he is gambling with his health to play at the US Open this month while Covid-19 is still raging in America like an unpredictable beast. “I’ve missed it, missed it a lot,” the 33-year-old Scot says. “The situation I’ve been in the last few years, I’ve not had opportunity to play in many slams. I don’t know how many I’ll have left.“So, while I’m feeling relatively decent … obviously there is a risk there, but I want to try and play in them [the Cincinnati Open, transferred to Flushing Meadows and starting on 20 August, followed by the US Open on 31 August] and enjoy the biggest events again.” Related: Katie Boulter bounces back at Battle of the Brits but new doubts shroud Madrid Continue reading...

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