Andy Murray, the world’s number 3 tennis player on the ATP tour, is currently in Miami fine tuning his game in preparation for the summer hard court season.
Team Murray members Miles Maclagan and two time French Open finalist Alex Corretja pressed Murray through a variety of drills Thursday afternoon under swealtering conditions at the UM Tennis Center. Murray’s signature backhand was in full effect during several intense rallies against Maclagan and Corretja. Corretja, pictured below, held his own during the practice session unleashing forehands with heavy top spin complemented by a nasty backhand slice. During drills Corretja pumped Murray up by shouting “Vamos Andres!”
Murray is looking to add to his three Masters Series titles by taking part in the Rogers Cup in Montreal which runs from August 8 – 16, 2009. Murray is looking to improve on last year’s result at the Rogers Cup where he was defeated in the semis by the eventual 2008 champion, Rafael Nadal. Murray’s last Masters Series title came earlier this year when he defeated Novak Djokovic at the Sony Ericsson in Key Biscayne, Florida.