'Fit' Murray geared up for US Open title challenge
British number one Andy Murray has said that he is in the best physical condition of the year as the Scot prepares to try and win a second US Open title in New York.
The Briton's Wimbledon title defence ended in the quarterfinals in July, and he then fell at the same stage in Toronto and Cincinnati. But Murray remains happy with his form ahead of his first-round match against Robin Haase on Monday.
Murray, who has not won a tournament since his Wimbledon victory last year, said that physically he is better prepared than he was for the other Slams, The BBC reported.
The Scot underwent back surgery in September ruling him out of the latter part of 2013.
Despite his failure to win a title in 2014, he has reached two quarterfinals and a semifinal at the three Grand Slams.
Murray, who is seeded eighth at Flushing Meadows, said that at the Australian Open in January he was obviously not going to be perfect, and added that he hadn't played a match for like four months going into it, so that was kind of normal.
But he said that he got his best training block he has had since before Wimbledon last year down in Miami. He said that he trained hard and feels ready.
Murray added that because of that, he feels confident and is looking forward to the start.
(Posted on 25-08-2014)