Multiple grand slam champion Andy Murray is on yet another comeback in the sport. Playing at ATP 500 Rotterdam event, the Briton registered a hard fought first round victory over Robin Haase 2-6,7-6(2),6-3.
Murray has been in and out of action for the past couple of years after a career threatening injury. He was due play at the Australian Open 2021 but tested covid-19 positive ahead of the tournament.
In the post match conference after his win, he said that he feels like he is playing for his career every time he takes the court post his recovery from Covid-19.
Trust me, it’s not easy, it’s a big challenge for me: Andy Murray
Murray said: “It’s not easy. Every time I lose a match, I’m getting told to retire, that I should stop playing, that I’m finished, I’ve got nothing left and whatever and it’s sad and all of these things.”
“I feel like I’m playing for my career just now each time I step on the court, which is a motivation in some ways but it also adds a bit of extra stress.”
“There’s a bit of extra doubt there. And on top of that I’m playing with a metal hip, which is hard. Trust me, it’s not easy. It’s a big challenge for me just now and one that I’ll meet head-on,” Murray said.
Murray will face 4th seed Andrey Rublev in the second round tomorrow.