The event was rather ironic, given the ongoing complaints of players that the yearly schedule puts unfair demands on the players.
Big names such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have recently lamented the gruelling effects of the tour, which has no official off-season. And Murray himself recently made controversial claims that the situation could eventually lead to a players’ strike.
But speaking yesterday, he backtracked on his initial claim :”When I said it was a possibility, I didn’t expect that to be such a massive issue. It’s so far away from being at that level.
“Me, and not any of the players I know, want to strike.”
Murray is currently third in the world, and has won back-to back titles in the past two weeks.