Andy Murray’s pre-season training regimen could be hindered by a horrific hand injury he shared on social media. After some encouraging results, the three-time Grand Slam champion was his worst critic for his 2022 performance.
Murray said he needed to work harder after losing to Giles Simon, a veteran at the Paris Masters. Murray, 35, reached the finals in Sydney and Stuttgart earlier in the season after a steady climb from No.134 to within the top 50 of the world rankings.
Murray could have had a dip in form due to a recurring problem with cramps, but he made no excuses. He vowed to continue his progress in 2023 and to test himself in off-season.
Murray’s preparations for the Australian Open in January could be hindered by a hand injury that he posted to Instagram. Murray posted Tuesday’s picture of his injured hand with an ’emoji for fatigue’.
“After that, I’ll be doing more hard-court tournaments and hopefully the clay. Then, back to the UK for grass-court season.”
Murray said that he was still focused on winning matches and playing tennis for the moment. “I am pleased with my year’s progress, but there are still areas that need improvement.
“I will be participating in a December training block so that we can identify those areas and then work on them. This will hopefully help me get more wins next year.”