Novak Djokovic on Andy Murray after practice session: ‘He is moving well’

Novak Djokovic believes Andy Murray is ‘moving well’ after training with him ahead of the Italian Open in Rome.

Murray has had a frustrating start to 2021, with him first being forced to miss the Australian Open due to Covid and then injuring his groin ahead of the Miami Masters.

He is working his way back again now, though, and is likely to return to the ATP Tour in either Belgrade or Lyon later this month.

In the meantime, he has travelled to Rome, where he is not in the draw, in search of some quality hitting partners, and he got the best there is in world number one Djokovic.

“I thought he played very well on the court,” Novak Djokovic said of Andy Murray after the session.

“He moves well considering it’s clay, which is not the best surface for his hips.

“But, considering what he has been through lately, I think it seems like he’s been feeling well on the court. That’s what he’s saying, and that’s what it appears on the court itself.

“We had a nice chat and had a few laughs on the court as well. It was just great. It brought back the old times when we spent a lot of time on the court together, whether it was training or playing against each other.”

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