ANDY MURRAY admits he acquired a ticking off for by chance breaking strict Covid-19 tennis guidelines on the Cincinnati Masters.
The Scot is in New York to play the rearranged Western & Southern Open which takes place at Flushing Meadows every week earlier than the US Open.
Andy Murray received a quick telling off for forgetting to place his face masks on immediately after a apply session in New YorkCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The previous world No1 has a wildcard place within the draw – in contrast to Japan’s Kei Nishikori who stays constructive with coronavirus and should should miss the return of professional tennis.
Murray, who performs American Frances Tiafoe within the first spherical, revealed that after his apply session he forgot to placed on his face masks straightaway.
He mentioned: “On Thursday, I completed my apply and as I labored off the courtroom, I most likely took ten or 15 steps and one of many women got here as much as me.
“She requested if I had a masks and if I may put it on, which I had forgotten.
“However there are individuals round ensuring we aren’t making too many errors.
“I really feel snug now that I’m right here. However I did have concerns beforehand.
“I’ve felt relaxed since moving into the bubble. I’ve been examined twice.
“There’s safety ensuring everybody on web site has their masks on. There are hand sanitisers in all places. From what I’ve seen, to this point everybody appears to be doing the proper issues.”
This would be the first tennis Slam since lockdown was imposed and it is going to be performed behind closed doorways.
Forward of his first official match since November, Muzza, 33, mentioned: “The USTA have finished a wonderful job of setting every part up. The plaza exterior is very nice.
“It feels a bit unhappy there aren’t any followers watching the matches. I felt that as I used to be strolling by way of the grounds.
“It’s good strolling to your apply courts not getting stalked or something however then the ambiance isn’t the identical with out the individuals.
“I’m staying within the event motels. I spoke about non-public housing however the prices had been astronomical. So, I went for the bubble.
“It’s good, they’ve finished a superb job on the resort, they’ve video games and arcades, which I take pleasure in. I’m nonetheless a bit of a kid in that respect.
“They placed on totally different meals within the evenings, we will get deliveries. The room is completely tremendous. There’s a gymnasium there.”
World No31 Nishikori will stay in isolation into early subsequent week and will miss the beginning of the US Open on August 31.
The 2014 US Open runner-up tested positive in Florida last Sunday and is unable to journey to New York till he offers a destructive outcome.
The previous world No1 opted to remain within the New York bubble as he prepares for his first aggressive motion in 9 monthsCredit score: AP:Related Press