Andy Murray: "I felt sad to see the stands without an audience"

The Scottish tennis player regretted the absence of fans due to the coronavirus pandemic at the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati, his first tournament in 2020.


Andy Murray played his first game of the 2020 season at the Cincinnati Masters 1,000 on Saturday (which is held in New York that year) after going 10 months without competing since he did it in the last Davis Cup with the United Kingdom team.

Murray, who is playing the tournament with an invitation (he has also received it for the US Open that begins next week also in New York), returned with victory after beating American Frances Tiafoe in three sets although, despite this, the British regretted the special conditions under which the tournament is being played.

The Scotsman lamented the lack of public in the stands because of the coronavirus pandemic and how it affects the games. "I'm looking forward to racing but I also want to add, as I said before, that I have walked through the stands after my training yesterday, and I felt a little sad because this place is usually very lively at this time of year. The fans believe the atmosphere and make the tournament what it is ".

Murray hopes to continue giving a show at the Masters 1,000 in Cincinnati, where he hopes to continue to meet again with his best tennis, although in the second round a very demanding rival awaits him such as the German Alexander Zverev. A new challenge for the Scotsman in the search for the way to return to the tennis elite.

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