Andy Murray Anticipates Plenty of Upsets on Tennis’s Return and Seeks for Mixed Team Events

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Nadal and Djokovic enter US open tournaments as tennis prepares for its another return at the Palermo Ladies Open.

A professional British tennis player, Andy Murray believes that after the months of breaks from COVID-19, players must prepare themselves for a considerable distinct event with plenty of opportunities and upsets.

No Replication of Matches

According to him, tennis matches should not be replicated and it must be different every time. The pressure imposed at the time of practice is just different, regardless of the matches and challenges. Players who were injured during lay-offs now have become more experienced regarding coming back at the match after a long time.

The US Open Tennis Championship will conduct one or two matches in New York during the Cincinnati event. It will be a great opportunity for the players and will generate some interesting outcomes. It will also include a number of upsets.

Andy Murray Intents to Bring More Opportunities In Tennis Events

The Battle of the Brits was live on July 28. Andy Murray was defeated alongside his partner, Jodie Burrage. All-female and male players compete with each other at the same event around the world, but it’s quite rare to observe all British players under a single tournament. According to Murray, tennis misspends a huge opportunity by failing to bring women and men to play together.

In the battle among two professional British female players, the tournament of tennis becomes more dramatic. The difference in the match between Konta and her opponents was as evident as in her defeat to Jodie Burrage.

Moreover, in the Battle of the Brits, Heather Watson decided to work off her rust with a 10-6, 6-1, 3-6 victory over Eden Silva. On the other hand, Cameron Norrie defeated Dan Evans who is the best professional British player by 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6). He was runner up after Evans this week.

He also added that not only tennis but other sports do miss these kinds of opportunities. For example, The Hopman Cup was a fantastic event as it bought most professional players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams under one roof.

This is done particularly in Tennis and he believes that it must be embraced a little more. It is not necessary to make it possible every single week but must be done at least after some time. Moreover, he aims to bring Rafa with some of the top-performing female players in a tennis event.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Decides To Join the event

Williams is among the top professional Players and will be seen at Western & Southern Open which will be starting from August 20, 2020. The men’s draw in the tournament will also feature Rafael Nadal along with Novak Djokovic.

This major tournament usually takes place in Cincinnati, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will most likely be held in New York. It will take place at the site of the US Open which starts just three days after the final matches.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were not sure about travelling to the US due to the pandemic, but now their sudden entry would be a surprise for players as well their fans.

Alongside, the LTA has selected Michael Bourne who is the acting director of performance at UK Sport as performance director. Michael Bourne is well-known and respected in the entire sports industry. His selection was made with crucial input from Tim Henman who has a significant presence in LTA.

Bourne takes the position of Simon Timson who departed in March from Manchester city.

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