Murray Scrapes Through US Open Opener Suffering From Cramp
Any Murray has said his body let him down after he suffered with cramp in the opening match of the US Open. In the end Murray scraped through beating Robin Haase 6 – 3, 7 – 6 (8 -6), 1 – 6, 7 – 5 in three hours and eight minutes.
It was clear that Murray was struggling from the start of the third set and at times it looked as if he might suffer a first round exit. In an interview after the match Murray said, “I don’t really know how I managed to get through.”
Murray was suffering from cramp in several parts of his body and was unable to serve much over 100mph in the third and fourth sets. He will be particularly worried as the cramp set in extremely early on in the match.
In the past Murray has played five hour games without these kinds of problems but it was clear he was suffering after just an hour and a half of play.
Ahead of his next match Murray said that he will try to “get to the bottom of it” and that he intends to speak to a nutritionist to see if it could be his diet that caused problems.